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There are various ways to support the work of the British Museum, including purchases from the museum shops and membership of the American Friends of the British Museum, Inc. Here are a few details:

A range of gifts and the complete list of books published by the British Museum Press are available by mail order. For catalogues, contact British Museum Publications Ltd., 46 Bloomsbury St., London WC1B 3QQ; tel: 0171 323 1234, (They can advise whether any items are already available in North America).

A brochure of museum tours is available from British Museum Tours, 46 Bloomsbury St., London WC1B 3QQ: tel: 0171 323 8895.

Membership of the British Museum Society costs only £30. Benefits include the British Museum magazine, free entry to all exhibitions and special evening openings. Contact The British Museum Society c/o British Museum, London WC1B 3DG, tel: 0171 323 8605.

For more information or to make a donation to the British Museum Development Trust, please contact BMDT, 91 Great Russell St., London WC1B 3PS, tel: 0171 636 5765.