2016-07-06 23_01_46-The Heritage Science Podcast - Episode 4 - Fakes by Heritage Science Podcast ‎-

Special episode of the Heritage Science Podcast, reporting from the 2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology. Event Date: 20-21st June 2016 Location: University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment Thanks to all delegates who participated in the recording. This conference was organised by SEAHA CDT, endorsed by […]

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By Professor Matija Strlic* Two weeks have passed since the referendum on the UK Membership of the EU and the importance of the momentous decision is beginning to sink in. In the UK, on the European mainland, as well as elsewhere, the past and future are being intensively scrutinised, questioned and despite extreme differences in views, […]

2016-07-06 23_01_46-The Heritage Science Podcast - Episode 4 - Fakes by Heritage Science Podcast ‎-

Guests: Alexandra Bridarolli , Nicholas Eastaugh and Ian Freestone Presenter: Hayley Simon First released: July 6th 2011 In episode 4, guests Dr Nicholas Eastaugh, director of Art Analysis and Research, UCL Professor of Archaeological Materials and Technology Ian Freestone and SEAHA student Alexandra Bridarolli discuss how to spot a fake from a real artifact or […]

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By Josep Grau-Bove* The SEAHA Heritage Mobile Lab has spent 4 busy days in the Cheltenham Science festival. It was the first time heritage science features so strongly in the festival, and more than 550 visitors came to the Lab to discuss with SEAHA students. Here the top 5 lessons I take home. 1. Nothing […]

Portable X-ray fluorescence being used to characterise historic window glass, Traquair House, Peebles, Scotland.

By Craig Kennedy, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Following several years undertaking analysis of a variety of historic materials, in 2006 I entered the field of built heritage conservation as a scientist working with Historic Scotland. There, I was fortunate to share an office and lab space with the […]

The Sheepshanks Gallery, South Kensington Museum (1876). Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

By Panos Andrikopoulos, UCL Museums have been around for a long time: John Tzetzes writes that the “Musaeum” or “Mouseion at Alexandria” which housed the famous library, was founded by Ptolemy I Soter during the Hellenistic period, around 280 BC. The Latin word “museum” originates from the Ancient Greek word “Μουσεῖον” (mouseion), which signifies an […]

The National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF) blog posts for the month of May have continued to be a “Spotlight on SEAHA” in preparation for the upcoming 2nd International SEAHA Conference in June 2016. Lucie Fusade (University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment) described her research in “Mitigating dampness in historic buildings: when ancient techniques and science come […]