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Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London SW1P 3EE - October 29th - 30th 2013

Read the conference publication below.


About the Conference

This landmark conference of the AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, took place in London on October 29th and 30th 2013. The conference showcased:

  • Five years of intensely collaborative research activity at a unique celebration of science and heritage research.
  • The culmination of an £8 million programme of investment that will set the agenda and inform the direction of travel for science and heritage research for the next decade.
  • The latest cross disciplinary cutting-edge research from a new generation of heritage science researchers.


Targeted at researchers, conservators, curators, heritage managers and policy-makers,  the conference included:

  • Plenary sessions
  • Three parallel sessions – Culture, Materials and Technology, with presentations covering a range of new knowledge and techniques relevant to collections, buildings, landscapes and archaeology
  • Poster sessions
  • Practical demonstrations of research
  • Round-table discussion by an invited panel of policy thinkers
  • Networking drinks reception

Social media at the conference

Conference hashtag #SHP13

The Science and Heritage Programme ran a comprehensive social media strand for the event, including opportunities to participate via twitter, Google+ and Facebook. Delegates were able to: 

  • Join in the debate about the key conference themes
  • Keep connected to peers and new contacts on the day and after the event was over
  • Stay on top of sessions or discussions which they weren't able to attend
  • Keep informed about any important announcements, changes or updates

The conference hashtag #SHP13 was used to share updates and information. Other key social media sites containing information related to the conference and the Science and Heritage Programme include:

Many thanks to Museum and Gallery Services for providing social media support to the conference. nick@museumgalleryservices.com; @MusGalServices


Non-contact 3D laser scanning of a marble statue of Athena. Image (c) Dr Martin Cooper, National Museums Liverpool.
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