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The Technical Research Bulletin publishes the results of collaborative work by the British Museum's curators, conservators and scientists covering a broad range of objects and materials from across the Museum’s collection.
Published once a year, each issue aims to encompass objects from different continents, historical periods and material types. The Bulletin is designed to appeal both to those with a general interest in the Museum’s collections and those with a specialist interest who wish to broaden their horizons.
Examines some of the different material aspects of objects in the Museum collection.
Detailing the assessment, examination, treatment and analysis of objects from across the Museum’s collections and beyond.
Shedding light on cultures from the ancient civilisations of the world.
Papers on exploring the evidence for cultural transmission and trade to questions of object attribution and authenticity.
Articles reflecting the chronological depth and geographical breadth of the British Museum collection.
Shell ewer from Gujarat, India
Available now in hard copy and online in Autumn 2013:
- The fall and rise of a Roman statue: the Kew Gardens Hermes
- The Norwich shroud: conservation and investigation of a rare Eighteenth Dynasty shroud
- A radioactive shamanic apron with glass disease
- Hidden, looted, saved: the scientific research and conservation of a group of Begram ivories from the National Museum of Afghanistan
- Hidden history?: examination of two patches on John White’s map of ‘Virginia’
- An economic history of the post-Medieval world in 50 ingots: the British Museum collection of ingots from dated wrecks
- Identification of hairs and fibres in Great Lakes objects from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries using variable pressure scanning electron microscopy
- Investigating and interpreting an early-to-mid sixth-century Frankish style helmet
- Archaeobotanical research in a pharaonic town in ancient Nubia