Contact and enquiries
The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan is pleased to assist members of the public with their enquiries concerning the museum’s collections and research.
For information on the collection, please consult the Online Collections Database in the first instance.
To make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)20 7323 8000.
For other enquiries regarding Egypt and Sudan, the following links and contacts may be of assistance:
To commission new photography
of an object or for commercial use of a photograph of objects in
the collection, please contact the Museum's image licensing
department, BM Images:
British Museum Images website
School groups should contact
the Department for Learning and Audiences for resources for
teachers and for class visits to the museum.
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queries regarding exhibitions and associated events please contact
the Box Office (+44 (0) 20 7323 8181), or visit the ticket office
in the Great Court or book online.
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the Museum are advertised on the Museum’s website.
Volunteering opportunities and Student Placements
Each year the department offers a limited number of volunteering opportunities and Student Placements. Due to heavy demand and the requirements of the tasks involved, we restrict these to undergraduate or graduate students on courses with a direct relevance to Egyptian or Sudanese culture. The placements must also be a required part of your course. Placements are usually for a period of one month, but can vary.
Please note that all currently available volunteering opportunities are listed below. Applicants should only apply to a specific project and email the person responsible for that project with a completed British Museum volunteer enquiry form, a reference letter and a CV.
The AES papyrus collection
The British Museum’s papyrus collection is one of the most significant outside Egypt because of its chronological span and large variety of text genres. The outstanding collection of Book of the Dead, eminent literary works, but also less famous religious, medical and documentary texts and the vast collection of unpublished demotic texts greatly attract outside interest.
In order to enhance accessibility and share the collection with Egyptologists, museum professionals, and the public at large, on-going work on the collection includes updating and refining metadata, increasing general content, and adding imagery.
Volunteers are sought to assist Ilona Regulski, the curator of Egyptian Written Culture, with upgrading the available knowledge about the collection and making content more accessible to the public and the scholarly community.
Applicants should demonstrate:
- An interest in Egypt’s written culture
- An interest in and some experience with documentation (database) work and scanning software
- The ability to work independently
Volunteers are required to come in once a week over a considerable period of time (at least three months) from 7 November 2016 onwards.
Contact: IRegulski@britishmuseum.org before 1 September 2016.
Please note that it is not possible for volunteers to be unsupervised in the study collections or to handle objects. The department cannot offer any out-of-pocket expenses to volunteers or placement students.
For further information about volunteering at the British Museum, including other opportunities, please click here.