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Welcome to the updated collection search. The entire database can be searched here and new records and images are added every week.

There are currently 2,332,476 records available, which represent more than 4,000,000 objects. 1,013,640 records have one or more images.

Last updated: 24 June 2017.

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Terms of use of the collection online

Most content in the collection online is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence.

The largest 2D images available on this platform are 750 pixels wide at 72 dpi. For most objects, you can also request high resolution images (with the longest edge at 2,500 pixels, which will appear at a maximum of 21 cm when printed at 300 dpi) for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence. You will need to register for our free image service with your name, address and email address, and the image will be sent to you as an email attachment.

When available, you may also download 3D photographs of our objects for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence. You may also find additional 3D photographs available under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence in the British Museum pages of external sites dedicated to 3D imaging.

You can read more about the British Museum and Creative Commons here.

For uses not covered under the Creative Commons licence, or to license the 2D and 3D photographs for commercial uses, visit British Museum Images at bmimages.com.

Please note: these terms of use apply only to data and those 2D and 3D photographs with the credit line © The Trustees of the British Museum. Use of images with any other credit line is likely to require additional permissions. For advice, please contact the British Museum’s image service: sales@bmimages.com

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates, photographs and other types of content are added every week.

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British Museum collection data is available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, joining and relating to a growing body of linked data published around the world.

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