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Environmental control for collections in an international context: a Canadian case study

  *by Scott A Orr  Environmental control is an inconceivably important aspect in managing heritage collections for which many guidelines and specifications have been developed. These guidelines should be contextualised by international climate variability and consider the integral contribution of building envelopes in managing heritage environments. Temperature and relative humidity are two important factors in […]

Serifos Island: An Unexploited Cultural Landscape

by Calliope Oreanou and Panagiotis Frantzis* Serifos is a Greek island municipality in the Aegean Sea, located in the western Cyclades. Serifos is known for its imposing Chora, built on a hill. It is known for its beautiful villages, its picturesque cobblestone narrow roads, the peace and charm of its crystal clear waters; all these […]

Special Episode of the Heritage Science Podcast from the SEAHA Conference

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 […]

Brexit and Heritage Science

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, […]

The Heritage Science Podcast – Episode 4 – Fakes

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 […]

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 […]