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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Volume 6Available 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