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As well as carrying out and publishing pipe research, academics based at the NPA are often called upon to provide specialist input to courses or training workshops and to lecture widely on the subject both to conferences and local societies.

Study space

We are lucky enough to have space in the NPA to allow students to come and study our collections.


The NPA welcomes undergraduate placements from the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology where students can experience first-hand the processes involved in accessioning and conserving artefacts and papers according to nationally approved museum standards.

Research students

Over the last 20 years there has been a stream of post-graduate students through the Department of Archaeology in Liverpool. Many of their research papers and reports are now in our collections. Research students from other universities are also welcome to use the NPA.

Post-graduate courses

Specialist teaching on pipes has been provided for post-graduate university courses at Sheffield, Keele, Birmingham, Northampton, London and Paris and recent papers have been delivered to international conferences in Europe, North America and the Caribbean.

Lectures to local societies

The curator and trustees of the NPA regularly give talks to local archaeological and historical societies.


Trustees of the NPA regularly contribute to academic conferences both in the UK and abroad. In 2013 a number of papers were presented at the Eisfeld (Germany) conference of the Académie Internationale de la Pipe on the subject of ‘For richer, for poorer: porcelain and wooden pipes from Thuringia and beyond’ and at the Dorchester (Dorset) meeting of the Society for Clay Pipe Research.


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