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Access for Researchers

The Biological Anthropology Research Centre (BARC) houses the second largest collection of human skeletal remains in a University in the UK. This includes material dating from the Neolithic to the 19th century. Researchers at PhD level and above are welcome to apply to access our skeletal collection. Please note that MSc students from other institutions will not be granted access to our skeletal collection. They are welcome, however, to consult our paper archive.

Many of our collections are currently on loan from other holding institutions and museums, and researchers should be aware that details of their research will be passed on to these institutions. In the case of destructive sampling, these institutions may also review applications.

Collections Access Form

All applicants should read the information regarding access to the BARC collections, and in particular should ensure their application meets the criteria outlined in the document.

Download as a pdf: Collections access information (pdf)

Download as a word doc: Collections access information‌ (word)

Please fill out the application form above and email to Jo Buckberry If you have any questions or require any further details please contact Jo Buckberry.

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