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Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies

A subject guide for the Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies collections held in the Institute of Archaeology Library

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Welcome to your Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies subject guide

Grant Museum of Zoology. The main reading room and display cases.

© UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. JRennocks, CC BY 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

These pages have been put together by your specialist subject librarian to provide guidance in the subject areas of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. 

Use the navigation menu to the left to view what's available, including print and e-resources, how-to videos, and details of further training available through LibrarySkills@UCL.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

Key Resources for Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

The Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies collections contain print and e-books and journals, databases and pamphlets (grey literature). Older resources are kept in off-site Stores

You will need to consult a range of both print and e-resources. Resources are predominantly in English, but you may want to consult resources in other European languages; translations into English are not always available. Search on UCL Explore to find print and  e-books. 


Key databases for Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies 

There is no single database that supports all aspects of research in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. To find subject specific journal articles, conference proceedings and more, you are advised to search across a range of options, general and specific. The most effective general databases for these subjects are: 

Subject Collections

The Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies collections are predominantly located in the UCL Institute of Archaeology Library, although some relevant materials can be found in other UCL libraries. 

The collections are international in scope and cover all aspects and all sub-disciplines. Materials relating to all areas of the world are included, with a strong emphasis on both the practice and theory of the subjects. 

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