Science and Heritage Programme

Science and Heritage Programme


The Science and Heritage Programme has been established in order to take forward recommendations made by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report on Science and Heritage. The Programme will draw on a range of disciplinary expertise and resources in order to transform the ways in which changes to our cultural heritage and its conservation are understood.  One of the aims of the programme will be to develop the research community by building capacity and supporting new researchers.

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Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage & Archaeology (SEAHA) Conference 14 & 15 July 2015:

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage & Archaeology (SEAHA) is delighted to announce details of the first, International SEAHA Conference taking place on Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 July 2015 at UCL, London.

This is the first international conference on heritage science research, innovation and best practice in the interpretation, conservation and management of cultural heritage.  Heritage science is a cross-disciplinary field connecting science and the humanities. The conference aims to provide a platform for scientists, engineers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers, to engage and discuss emerging trends in the field.  There is an ongoing dialogue over global issues, which define the research and technological applications of heritage scientists.

Further details regarding the conference can be found on the SEAHA website More information will be added over the coming weeks and event registration will be available soon.

Following the full cycle of creation of data, the development of data into knowledge and of knowledge to enterprise, this conference will embrace the themes of Materials, Environmental and Digital Research. We particularly welcome presentations focusing on collaborative work between academia and heritage institutions/industry.

We invite abstract submissions for oral presentations and posters within the scope of the call and hope you will join us at this exciting event.
For details please visit the SEAHA Website or email

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Images - top: Non-contact 3D laser scanning of a marble statue of Athena. (c) Dr Martin Cooper, National Museums Liverpool. Bottom from left to right: Attendees at the joint Science and Heritage Programme/STFC Art of Hard Science event at Daresbury Laboratory. (c) Daresbury Laboratory/STFC. Brodsworth Hall, South Yorkshire. (c) Dr Matija Strlic, Centre for Sustainable Heritage, UCL. Ann Fenech (left) and Ana Martins (right; Museum of Modern Art, New York) working on a non-destructive method for dating photographic materials using Near infrared Spectroscopy. (c) Dr Matija Strlic, Centre for Sustainable Heritage, UCL