About CAHR

Established in 2008, the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research is the first of its kind in any natural history museum.

While previous research at the Museum has focused on our rich history and collections from a cultural perspective, CAHR is the first formalised centre to actively address the intersection between the arts, humanities and sciences.


If you have an idea about a possible project and would like to discuss it with a member of our team, please first read our FAQs and, when you're ready, email us or fill in our application form.

Application for academic residencies or projects PDF (73.7 KB)

CAHR FAQs PDF (309.9 KB)

  • Carved carnelian bowl
    History of CAHR

    The centre was established in 2008 after an investigation into the potential of the Museum's collections for research in the arts and humanities.

  • Shells collected by Charles Darwin.
    Mission and objectives

    CAHR supports projects that cross the boundaries between science, art and the humanities. Find out more about what we do and why.