In celebration of British Science Week (11-20 March), we are highlighting some heritage science projects, news, and topics that may be of interest. Today, we are highlighting a project “3D Models for Cultural Heritage: Beyond Plain Visualization” that focuses on the use of 3D techniques to aid in the reconstruction and restoration of a terracotta sculpture damaged […]

By Scott Allan Orr Heritage science in the United Kingdom is carried out by a complex network of public institutions and the private sector. On the surface, the Comprehensive Spending Review 2015 could be seen as a reason for optimism considering the heritage science funding landscape. The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne stressed in […]

Student & Early Career Researchers Symposium 16-17 March 2016, Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, United Kingdom The aim of this year’s European Archaeological Council (EAC) symposium is to explore exciting developments in digital technologies and consider how they may become embedded in general archaeological policy and practice over the next few years. As ambassadors of the […]

On November 9-10, 2015, the Smithsonian Institution and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) came together in Washington, DC for a UK-US Heritage Science Workshop. The event was in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the AHRC, a UK Research Council that funds arts and humanities research and postgraduate study. The presentations and panel focused […]

By E. Keats Webb In November 2015 the Heritage Consortium AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training and the EPSRC SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training organised a training workshop on heritage public policy engagement. In preparing for the training, I came across an article about research policy and cultural heritage imaging that provided a new perspective for […]

In January 2015, the IIC Annual General Meeting in London, UK included a round table discussion on the topic of ‘The Future of Heritage Science.” The panelists, representatives from the UK National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF), ICOM-CC, ICCROM, and IIC were asked to consider questions looking at heritage science vs. conservation science or technical art […]

By Matija Strlic Premise 1: In one way or another, we have been doing heritage science for ages. I will use this term to describe the science of heritage, i.e. how we manage, interpret, conserve heritage as well as provide access to it.[1] In his lecture at the Royal Institution in 1843, Michael Faraday lectured […]

by Yun Liu The impact of environmental fluctuations on paper degradation has always been of great interest to the conservation community. It is not only because paper is one of the heritage materials that are known as being sensitive to environmental conditions, but also because it is extremely challenging to keep microclimate constant, even under […]

Scott Allan Orr | OCTOBER 12, 2015 It’s a common story: a private owner or public body responsible for a building pours resources and money into a historical property that needs a bit of TLC [tender love and care]. Work is completed, and everything looks wonderfully renewed and well-kept. A few months later — or […]

by Josep Grau-Bove Designing with wind The city of Hyderabad, close to the mouth of the river Indus, was once known to travelers by a very poetic name: ‘manghan jo shaharu’, which in the local Sindh language means “the city of wind catchers”. It had the most peculiar skyline: thousands of chimneys emerged from the […]