British Museum Technical Research Bulletin (BMTRB)
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.
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Detailing the assessment, examination, treatment and analysis of objects from across the Museum’s collections and beyond.
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Papers on exploring the evidence for cultural transmission and trade to questions of object attribution and authenticity.
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Articles reflecting the chronological depth and geographical breadth of the British Museum collection.
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Showcasing research and conservation projects that advance our understanding of the history, technology and treatment of objects.
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- Technical study of a rare Venetian turquoise glass goblet from the Waddesdon Bequest, by Dora Thornton, Ian Freestone, William Gudenrath, Martina Bertini, Andrew Meek and Denise Ling
- Technological insights into madder pigment production in antiquity, by Vincent Daniels, Thibaut Devièse, Marei Hacke and Catherine Higgitt
- Sacred souvenir: the Holy Sepulchre models in the British Museum, by Jonathan Williams, Philip Kevin, Caroline Cartwright and Jacob Norris
- The study and conservation of the silk painting Death of the Buddha, by Keisuke Sugiyama, Tim Clark, Janet Ambers and Giovanni Verri
- Etruscan women’s clothing and its decoration: the polychrome gypsum statue from the ‘Isis tomb’ at Vulci, by Giovanni Verri, Margarita Gleba, Judith Swaddling, Timothy Long, Janet Ambers and Tomasina Munden
- An Aleut cape and cap made of sea mammal intestine: from storage to display, by Vanessa Sáiz Gómez, Caroline R. Cartwright, Jonathan C.H. King and Pippa Cruickshank
- Xenon flash for reflectance and luminescence (multispectral) imaging in cultural heritage applications, by Giovanni Verri and David Saunders
- Polychromy in Roman Egypt: a study of a limestone sculpture of the Egyptian god Horus, by Joanne Dyer, Elisabeth R. O’Connell and Antony Simpson
- Microscopical examination of fibres used in Ming dynasty paper money, by Caroline R. Cartwright, Christina M. Duffy and Helen Wang
- Analysis of pigment palettes as evidence for room status in Nero’s Golden House, Emma Payne and Dirk Booms
Volume 9Available now in hard copy and online in Autumn 2016:
- A Great Lakes pouch of black-dyed skin with porcupine quillwork: an update
- A metallographic study of some debased silver coinage of Henry VIII
- Scientific examination of the Roman ring-pommel sword said to be from Pevensey, East Sussex
- Conservation treatment and technical observations on two objects from the Waddesdon Bequest with life castings
- The conservation and technical investigation of a hollow-cast Egyptian bronze
- Developing a passive approach to the conservation of naturally mummified human remains from the Fourth Cataract region of the Nile Valley
- Early Byzantine glass weights: aspects of function, typology and composition
- Ancient Egyptian funerary food; new insights
- Tools for eternity: pre-Columbian workbaskets as textile production toolkits and grave offerings
- The Admonitions Scroll: condition, treatment and housing 1903–2014
- A fresh assessment of a small stone plaque from China