Welcome to the Religion, Collections and Heritage Group

The Group is concerned with all ‘religious’ collections, from large museum and archival collections to small collections in places of worship and elsewhere. Such collections include works of art and historic items, but also sometimes books, archives and photographs.

The Group aims to provide a network that will bring together everyone who cares for such collections or has an interest in them: museum curators, clergy and volunteers, but also teachers and scholars. Our aim is to encourage the care and understanding of religious collections, and ultimately mutual care and understanding between different faiths. You can find out more about the Group on our ‘About the Group’ page.

Our regular blog contains a range of posts representing many different voices and perspectives, and you can find out how to submit your own articles, exhibition or publication reviews or general thoughts on the subject here. We welcome all contributions.

Image: Nativity set on display at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art


“Religion in Museums: Where do I start?” online seminar

“Gods’ Collections” – a call for contributions

Jewish Museum ‘Using Sacred Collections’ event