Contact and enquiries

The Department of Egypt and Sudan is pleased to assist members of the public with their enquiries concerning the museum’s collections and research.

For information on the collection, please consult the Online Collections Database in the first instance.

To make an appointment, contact us at or telephone +44 (0)20 7323 8000.

For other enquiries regarding Egypt and Sudan, the following links and contacts may be of assistance:

To commission new photography of an object or for commercial use of a photograph of objects in the collection, please contact the Museum's image licensing department, BM Images:
British Museum Images website 

For general questions concerning Egypt and Sudan, the following reading list of resources and subject-related web resources is recommended:
Reading list 
Web resources 

School groups should contact the Department for Learning and Audiences for resources for teachers and for class visits to the museum.
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For tickets, information or queries regarding exhibitions and associated events please contact the Box Office (+44 (0) 20 7323 8181), or visit the ticket office in the Great Court or book online.
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Film, media and interview requests or requests to consult a curator please contact the Broadcast Unit:
+44 (0)20 7323 8016/8136
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Volunteering opportunities: Documentation of Circulating Artefacts

The project Circulating Artefacts at the British Museum’s Department of Egypt and Sudan is developing an online platform with a semantic database of Egyptian and Nubian antiquities in circulation on the international art market and in private collections. The project is funded from the Cultural Protection Fund, a grant administered by the British Council in partnership with DCMS. For details, see this page

Volunteers are sought to assist the project curators in documenting pharaonic artefacts advertised online and to help with digitising sales catalogues. They will occasionally be required to support in-depth research of individual objects or object types (particularly shabtis, coffins and other epigraphic material). Applicants should have a broad grounding in Egyptology and a reading knowledge of Egyptian.

Volunteers are sought for the period of February – April 2019, for at least one month.

Candidates should send an email with the subject ‘Circulating Artefacts Volunteering’ to Solène Klein (, along with a CV, cover letter outlining relevant experience, and an indication of their availability (part time or full time).

Contact: Solène Klein

Closing Date: 28th January 2019

All job opportunities within the Museum are advertised on the Museum’s website.
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