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.
Volume 1Examines some of the different material aspects of objects in the Museum collection.
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Volume 2Detailing the assessment, examination, treatment and analysis of objects from across the Museum’s collections and beyond.
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Volume 3Shedding light on cultures from the ancient civilisations of the world.
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Volume 4Papers on exploring the evidence for cultural transmission and trade to questions of object attribution and authenticity.
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Volume 5Articles reflecting the chronological depth and geographical breadth of the British Museum collection.
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- Hidden history?: examination of two patches on John White’s map of ‘Virginia’Janet Ambers, Joanna Russell, David Saunders and Kim Sloan
- Identification of hairs and fibres in Great Lakes objects from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries using variable pressure scanning electron microscopyCaroline Cartwright and Jonathan C.H. King
- An economic history of the post-Medieval world in 50 ingots: the British Museum collection of ingots from dated wrecksPaul Craddock and Duncan Hook
- Investigating and interpreting an early-to-mid sixth-century Frankish style helmetJamie Hood, Barry Ager, Craig Williams, Susan Harrington and Caroline Cartwright
- The fall and rise of a Roman statue: the Kew Gardens Hermes Kathryn Oliver, Peter Higgs and Michela Spataro
- Hidden, looted, saved: the scientific research and conservation of a group of Begram Ivories from the National Museum of AfghanistanEmma Passmore, Janet Ambers, Catherine Higgitt, Clare Ward, Barbara Wills, St John Simpson and Caroline Cartwright
- The Norwich shroud: conservation and investigation of a rare Eighteenth Dynasty shroud Monique Pullan, Janet Ambers, Caroline Cartwright, John H. Taylor and Faye Kalloniatis
- Archaeobotanical research in a pharaonic town in ancient NubiaPhilippa Ryan, Caroline Cartwright and Neal Spencer
- A radioactive shamanic apron with glass disease Rachel Swift, Andrew S. Meek, Nicole Rode and Anouska Komlosy