Research projects

British Museum staff are constantly engaged in new research all over the world, from archaeological excavations or studies with modern communities to applying new scientific techniques or studying objects and works of art.

Crossing different academic disciplines and parts of the world, our research provides new information and perspectives on the collection and the ancient and modern cultures it represents.

For more information about British Museum research, please contact JD Hill by email:

 British Museum good research practice policy (pdf 130kb)

  • Excavation at Hagr-Edfu, Egypt
  • Andean textiles: source ingredients, plant dyes, and material samples in Peru
  • Sorting pottery

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Research students

Collaborative Doctoral Awards

The British Museum supports a number of students registered in UK Universities to carry out new research on the collection and its context.