GLAM research

About GLAM research

Our institutions lead, deliver and enable research and impact with Oxford scholars, talented students, an engaged public, and international partners, using our world-class collections. What makes GLAM unique is the interdisciplinarity and breadth of our collections-based research, which connects our work across disciplines and throughout the globe.

We are the catalyst, the platform and the forum for innovative collections-based research. We are a catalyst because we bring innovative ideas and objects to people. We are a platform because we have exhibition spaces, online publications, lecture series and websites which reach millions of people each year. We are a forum because our spaces are living laboratories for enquiry. 

Our research activates the University of Oxford’s world-class collections, enhancing knowledge and value, whilst raising Oxford’s profile in the world. The flavours of our work are the product of a specific alchemy unique to Oxford’s world-class gardens, libraries and museums.

Research and impact information and guidance for internal GLAM staff (SharePoint site; requires SSO).

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