Get involved

We welcome visitors who want to study some aspect of the archives (see criteria below) and we also benefit from volunteers to help us sort through the materials and catalogue items. BA Archaeology and Anthropology students currently studying at the Institute, and who would like to discuss the possibility of a short internship with the archives, should contact the Undergraduate Administrator in the first instance.

Crowdsourcing – don’t forget that anyone with access to a smart phone or mobile device, can access our crowdsourcing app – HEIR – and work on the archive photos at their leisure!

Make a gift – your generosity is invaluable to us as work on the archives is supported entirely by grants, your donations and the invaluable input of volunteers.

Information for Visitors

  1. Visit to the Institute of Archaeology’s Archives are by appointment only. To request an appointment please email the Archivist ( stating your academic or other appropriate affiliations and the purpose for which you wish to consult the archives. If the visit is for a commercial venture, an Institute Facility Fee may be charged.
  2. Archives may be viewed only during opening hours of the Institute depending on availability of staff. Researchers must sign the visitors’ book.
  3. Pencils should be used when researching the documents. Personal computers may be used, though scanning equipment may not. Depending on the nature of the material, you may be asked to wear cotton gloves.
  4. Slips for research photocopies and photographs must be filled out prior to replication indicating the specific page(s) or image(s) and the total cost due. It is up to the discretion of the Archivist or the academic staff member responsible for the material how much of an archive may be replicated. Institute staff will carry out replication during the normal course of their duties and the material may not be available immediately. Payment must be made in advance.
  5. For publication of photographs, permission must be sought in writing indicating the nature of the publication: title of book or article, publisher, journal title, date of publication. If permission is granted, a fee may be levied and citation requirements stipulated. Permission is given for one time use only. The Institute requests that one copy of the resultant publication be submitted to the Institute Archive.
  6. Digital publication of archival material also requires permission from the Institute.

Contact Details

Institute Archivists: Dr Sally Crawford and Dr Katharina Ulmschneider
Telephone +44 (0)1865 278240 to leave a message with the receptionist.

Enquiries regarding the Celtic Coin Index:
Dr. John Sills,