Research news

Research news

Conference to mark 150 years of the British Museum Coins and Medals department 

150 years of the British Museum Coins and Medals department

The British Museum Department of Coins and Medals will mark its 150th birthday with a conference on the future of numismatics. 

On the subject of UK museums and the future of numismatics, the conference will be held at the British Museum on Friday 18 February.

Archaeological award

Portable Antiquities Scheme website up for archaeological award 

Portable Antiquities Scheme website up for archaeological award

The new Portable Antiquities Scheme website has been shortlisted for the British Archaeological Awards 2010.

Online journal

Online journal peers into the Bronze Age

Read about a dig season at Domuztepe

The British Museum's online journal, Bronze Age Review is dedicated to furthering understanding of Britain and Europe in around 2,500 BC – 800 BC.

Excavation diary

Domuztepe dig diary  –  unearthing the Neolithic

Read about a dig season at Domuztepe

For six weeks during August and September 2008, Museum curator Alexandra Fletcher kept a diary of an excavation season at Domuztepe in Turkey. Read it here

Studying the crystal skull
Arctic research visit

Museum wins doctoral studentship awards

All five applications made by the British Museum and partner universities to win funding for Collaborative Doctoral Studentships have been approved.