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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology



     Researcher Vicky Ngari Wilson and
     Collections Manager for Anthropology
     Rachel Hand examining the robe of
     Abyssinian Queen Woyzaro Terunesh.
     January 2019. MAA Z 19184.









MAA is now reopen to the public following the Covid-19 pandemic.

We normally welcome research visitors, by advance appointment. We hope to reopen research access to collections when it is safe and feasible to do so. We will provide updates regarding access when we can do so, and will also in due course provide guidance regarding the safety protocols for study visits which will be in place.

In the interim, we’re keen to hear from anyone engaged in research relating to the collections. If you require information concerning objects, photographs and/or documents, please contact us by email at:

Please provide as much detail as possible about the objects you would like to see. A searchable online version of our museum database is available at:

You will receive a response from one of the relevant collections managers:

Imogen Gunn (Archaeology)
Rachel Hand (Anthropology)
Dr Jocelyne Dudding (Photography)

Researchers are asked to read our Researcher Guidelines & Responsibilities:


To order a high-resolution image or to licence its use, please email


Two million years of human history. One million artefacts. Countless astonishing stories.