About Research and Cultural Collections

Research and Cultural Collections (RCC) is a museum made up of historic and contemporary collections - from the arts and sciences - that are housed in many locations across the University of Birmingham campus.

The RCC team manage the collections by balancing their use and care, and supporting the University of Birmingham’s commitments to research, teaching and engagement. We are part of Public and Cultural Engagement (PACE) and believe in the power of museums to engage with new audiences and communities.

Our collections have the potential to change perspectives, outlook and understanding. We have a responsibility to inspire people to tell their own stories through the collections and are committed to approaching our museum practice with empathy and integrity.

Explore our website to find out more about the collections, what we do and how you can learn more about the extraordinary objects we care for.

Clare Mullett

Clare Mullett

Head of Research and Cultural Collections

“Our vision is to explore the history of ideas, research and making at the University of Birmingham to inspire audiences on a local and global stage. We aspire to share our collections and platforms for people to tell their own stories, and are committed to use our expertise to act as connectors for people, places and things.”