Research into our collections is as varied as the collections themselves. As a result, we work with a range of research partners, including several research centres at the University of Reading, many specialist research networks and community and enthusiast groups.

The Ure and Cole museums, as well as the Herbarium, Typography, Geology and East German Studies collections, are fully integrated with the research work of their respective academic departments.

The University encourages interdisciplinary research into our collections and is home to a thriving community of researchers and scholars undertaking collections-based research.

If you are thinking of undertaking research with our collections please contact us, visit us, or learn about our current projects and opportunities.