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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.
Articles highlighting the reasons behind technical examination and analysis.
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Available now in hard copy and online in Autumn 2014:
- The study and conservation of four ancient Egyptian funerary portraits: provenance, conservation history and structural treatment
- Maker, material and method: reinstating an indigenously made chair from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- A Bulgarian kukeri mask: a diplomatic gift and the conservation of its polyurethane foam decorations
- A traditional Chinese method for weakening silk for use in the conservation of silk paintings
- Analytical study of the first royal Egyptian heart-scarab, attributed to a Seventeenth Dynasty king, Sobekemsaf
- Scientific analysis of a Buddha attributed to the Yongle period of the Ming dynasty
- Examination and experimentation: conservation of an archaeological glass unguentarium for display
- Simple sophistication: Mauryan silver production in north west India
- An unusual decorated skin coat from Canada: aspects of conservation and identification