Centre for Arts and Humanities Research

The Centre for Arts and Humanities Research (CAHR) supports and develops research into the historical, cultural, social and economic significance of the Museum's science, archives and library collections.

Exploring the cultural value of natural history

From Holman Hunt’s portrait of Richard Owen and Japanese translations of Darwin’s Origin of Species, to tales of time capsules in the Museum’s blue whale model and religious offerings in the shape of mummified cats, the Natural History Museum holds a rich archive of information for arts and humanities scholars.

Building on our previous successes, CAHR are aiming to develop projects that inspire and engage both academic and general interest audiences.

If you wish to contact our team, please visit the People page below.       

Contact us 

For further information about the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research at the Museum, please contact:

Julie Harvey BSc, DipLib, FRES
Head, Centre for Arts and Humanities Research
Tel: 020 7942 5241   Email