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POWELL-COTTON MUSEUM

Description
In the 1930s Major P. H. G. Powell-Cotton and his daughter Dr Diana Powell-Cotton made several ethnographic films in Africa, chiefly in Italian Somaliland and southern Angola, and mostly illustrating local crafts. In the 1950s and 1960s other members of the family made ethnographic and wildlife films in Kenya and Uganda. The Museum has over thirty of these films, the earliest dating from 1922 and made in the Cameroons. We have additional films from Frank Varian who was an engineer in Angola from about 1911. Films and the 20,000 photographs are available for commercial use, rates quoted on application
Website
http://www.era.anthropology.ac.uk/Era_Resources/Era/P-C_Museum
Keywords
Africa; Wildlife; Ethnography; Anthropology
Access
Access available. By arrangement only. Films may occasionally be made available for television and commercial use; rates can be quoted on application.
Facilities
Films may be viewed at the museum, if three to four weeks notice is given, by parties, groups of bona fide students and researchers.
Charges
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Charges for facilities and handling.
Copyright
Copyright held. Copyright advice available.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 7 reels/cassettes. Small selection of copy videos (incomplete).Amateur.
Video components: VHS Video.
Film: Silent 16mm black and white film of various African tribes showing such skills as pot making, iron smelting, marriage ceremony and day to day life. Silent 16mm colour natural history material of African big game and birds. 50% colour film, 50% black and white film. Amateur, documentary. Mostly available on VHS.
Film components: 16mm, positive film.

Additional Information

Notes
Typed lists.
Conservation policy
Some field notes available with films relating to tribes in Angola pre- World War II.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Malcom Harman
Job title
Curator
Telephone
01843-842168
Fax
01843-846661
Email
csa-c@ukc.ac.uk
Address
Quex Park
Birchington
CT7 0BH

Alternate Contact

Email
Pcmuseum@btconnect.com

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