Royal Museums Greenwich is a leading centre for research into maritime history; material culture studies; art history; anthropology; arts and science studies; cultural geography; conservation studies as well as international and literary studies.

Conferences and seminars ensure that research of this kind, conducted by staff and external partners, is shared with diverse audiences, both specialist and the general public.

Royal Museums Greenwich regularly hosts independent conferences and seminars or collaborate with a range of academic and cultural partners, including the Institute for Historical Research, Royal Institute of Navigation, Society for Court Studies and the Naval Dockyards Society.

What’s On

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In progress :The Solebay Tapestry - Conservation and Display Interdisciplinary Conference. More details to follow shortly.

Previous conferences and reports

  • The emergence of a maritime nation: Britain in the Tudor and Stuart age, 1485–1714 ( 2014)
  • Exotic anatomies: Stubbs, Banks and the cultures of natural history (2015)
  • Ways of Seeing (2015)
  • MGHG Biennial Conference: Museums, Collections and Conflict (2018)
  • Exploration and Memory (2018)
  • The First World War at Sea: Conflict, Culture and Commemoration (2018)
  • Resurfacing: Shipwrecks in Art, History and Archaeology (2022)
  • Inked Up, Marked Out: An interdisciplinary conference on tattooing (2023)
  • Shakespeare and the Sea (2023)
  • Beyond the Ocean’s Depths: Revisiting the Challenger Expedition (2023)

Research at Royal Museums Greenwich

Find out about our current research projects, opportunities and conferences