News and press releases


Lewis king chess piece
Crystal skull

The British Museum is often involved in events, research or a topic that becomes the subject of public discussion.

The following set of statements provide key information for understanding these complex issues, including the provenance of objects, human remains in the collection and the Parthenon sculptures.


For more information and images please contact the British Museum Press Office:

+44 (0)20 7323 8594/8583

Press images

To request high resolution images for press use, please email the British Museum Press Office:

Press visits

The Press Office cannot guarantee entry to exhibitions at any other time than the Press View. If you cannot attend the Press View please make alternative arrangements with the Press Office well in advance.