Exact Editions is delighted to announce that institutional subscribers to The British Museum Magazine can now access the full archive of back issues as well as its members. The museum’s membership magazine now goes back to its very first issue published in Spring 1990 and includes 30 years of back issues to explore, with its 100th issue soon to be published.

A digital subscription to The British Museum Magazine includes the full archive to Issue 99

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is the oldest and greatest publicly funded museum in the world, exhibiting two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is driven by an insatiable curiosity for the world, a deep belief in objects as reliable witnesses and documents of human history, sound research, as well as the desire to expand and share knowledge.

The British Museum Magazine explores the Museum’s collection of 8 million objects through the eyes of its curators and experts. Published three times a year, the magazine showcases the latest exhibitions, acquisitions and research from across the Museum and around the world, alongside striking visuals. Institutional digital subscriptions include fully-searchable, IP-authenticated access to the full archive, and museum students and professionals alike can easily access a treasure trove of in-depth and fully-searchable editorial content at the touch of a button across web, iOS and Android devices.

Over 90 back issues are included in the full archive

Initially published as BM Magazine, the first ever spring issue highlighted the open galleries and exhibition events at the time, and explored the current news and forthcoming exhibitions and acquisitions. Readers can now also explore the historical developments of the British Museum as it was from then to now, from its classic tours offered to readers at the time, behind the scenes features on conservation projects, quarterly articles on visitors choice object to see, and the inclusion of its fund raising featured in each issue listing the museum’s patrons, associates and sponsors. 

The first issue of BM Magazine was published in Spring 1990

Each issue is replicated exactly as the original print edition, and is faithful to how the editorial pages and adverts appeared. As well the archive’s worth as a historical resource of the museum’s developments, each issue primarily brings to attention the millions of objects from treasures, prints, drawings, maps, ceramics, pottery, and countless more, and their historical significance to the world. For students, teachers, librarians and for anyone else who has an interest in history, this resource is a must-have. 

For institutions interested in requesting a free trial of The British Museum Magazine, please click here.