What lurks under the microscope? Dust detective work
9 March 2020

We’re all familiar with dust. We’ve seen it gathering on windowsills or on the tops of cupboards, but what exactly is it? And how do we keep the Museum dust-free? Our Conservation and Scientific Research teams zoom in on the microscopic world of dust, and explain how they work to help preserve the Museum’s collection.

What’s in store? Moving objects to Bloomsbury
7 November 2017

When the Museum’s World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre was built, it meant that many objects could be moved from off-site stores to the Bloomsbury site. Assistant Storage Manager Jolyon Drew explains this intricate process.

Photography at the Museum: a developing story
19 August 2017

Photography is not even 200 years old, and yet has changed the way we think about the world. Archivist Francesca Hillier and Senior Photographer Kevin Lovelock reveal the intriguing history of photography at the British Museum.