Object identification

Members of staff are available to assist with general enquiries and the identification of objects relating to the department's collection. You are advised to book well in advance to make sure a specialist is available.

Object identification takes place on Wednesdays 14.15-16.00. We can only give advice on general historical information and can not provide valuations or authentications.

If you are bringing objects for opinion please go to the Information Desk in the Great Court to get a visitor object pass. You will then be directed to the King Edward building, Level 2 for access via steps or Level 1 for access via lift. The study room is beside gallery 95 and if you knock on the door a member of staff will come to meet you.