Collection and research departments
A collection representing the cultures of indigenous peoples throughout the world.
Representing the cultures of the Nile Valley, from 10,000 BC to the twelfth century AD.
Objects from the whole continent: East Asia, South and Central Asia and South-East Asia.
Home to one of the world's finest numismatic collections with over one million objects.
Preserving and investigating the collection for present and future generations.
One of the most comprehensive collections of objects from the Classical world.
Ancient and contemporary civilisations and cultures of the Middle East.
Co-ordinates the Portable Antiquities Scheme and administers the Treasure Act.
From the earliest human tools in Africa and Asia to the art and archaeology of Europe up to the present day.
The national collection of more than a million Western prints and drawings.