Monthly Archives: June 2016

Public engagement in Heritage Science: 5 lessons from the Cheltenham Science Festival

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 […]

The Role of Science in Building Conservation

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 […]

Democratising museums: A brief history of museum lighting

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 […]