PartnersThe British Museum shares its collections and
expertise across the United Kingdom with the aim
of engaging the widest possible audience
We work with partner museums and galleries in every part of the country.
At any one point the British Museum is typically collaborating with around 50 partner museums. Partnerships are based on mutual respect and offer opportunities to share skills and expertise as well as objects and displays.
Partners vary from small independent museums to large local authority ones.
If you are interested in working in partnership with the British Museum, please contact
John Orna-Ornstein by email:
Featured partner: York Museums Trust
Roman York, a gallery telling the story of the city of Eboracum at the Yorkshire Museum
The British Museum and the Yorkshire Museum have a long history of partnership working: sharing collections, skills and services since the Yorkshire Museum’s foundation in 1830. Some of the Yorkshire Museum’s most prestigious objects have been conserved, researched and published by the British Museum.
A recent collaboration during the redevelopment of the Yorkshire Museum, brought the finest collections from York to London. While in turn the British Museum made long term loans to a new partnership gallery in Yorkshire.
These partners are not only sharing objects but also expertise. In particular, the two museums are collaborating on numismatic collections.
Roman York: a Partnership Gallery
The treasures of two great museums come together in Roman York: Meet the People of the Roman Empire, a gallery telling the story of the city of Eboracum.
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Treasures from Medieval York
A major refurbishment at the Yorkshire Museum provided an opportunity to display the finest objects from its collection at the British Museum
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A selection of current partners
The British Museum works with around 50 partner museums at any one time