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Announcement: 1st International SEAHA Conference

We are delighted to announce details of the “Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology” Conference taking place on Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 July 2015 at UCL, London.

This is the first, International SEAHA conference on heritage science research, innovation and best practise in the interpretation, conservation and management of cultural heritage. Heritage science is a cross-disciplinary field connecting science and the humanities, therefore, the conference aims to provide a platform for scientists, engineers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and policy makers, to engage and discuss emerging trends in the field. There is an ongoing dialogue over global issues, which define the research and technological applications of heritage scientists.

For further details regarding the conference, please visit the Conference website.

Doctoral course on Sciences and Materials of the Cultural Heritage from Pollution to Climate Change , 5-7 October 2015

The Council of Europe and the European University Centre for Cultural Heritage are holding their final meeting on a series of courses exploring pollution and climate change with reference to the major materials of cultural heritage.

The 2015 Course aims to provide high level training for scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, Cultural Heritage managers focused on impact of Pollution and Climate Change on Cultural Heritage.

The Course is addressed to young advanced students and professionals: scientists, architects, engineers, conservators, urban planners.

The lecturers belong to European Universities, National Research Centres and International Organisations. The entire Course will be held in English. There is no fee for participation.

For full details and to register click here: http://tinyurl.com/q42jv9j

SEAHA and Petrie Museum Collaborate for On Light Event

YoL ImageSEAHA are very pleased to announce their partnership with the Petrie Museum for On Light! As well as being able to join our heritage scientists in our Mobile Heritage Laboratory to learn how hyperspectral imaging and UV light radiation can aid in material identification and art historical investigations, visitors will also be able uncover hidden secrets of one of UCL’s prized mummy portraits at our stall in the Petrie Museum. Here, visitors will discover the potential of reflectance transformation imaging and learn about the material composition of the portrait.

On the day visitors can also take part in a record breaking attempt to create the world’s largest cyanotype print, visit the Institute of Making to learn about light manipulating materials, and venture into ‘The Cabinet’ – showcasing some of the weird and wonderful objects from UCL Museums and Collections.

For more information on all the UCL and Wellcome Collection activities please visit http://wellcomecollection.org/onlight

On Light is free admission, and will run from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, May 2nd 2015, with Wellcome Collection activities running throughout the weekend. The event will be located in Malet Place, UCL Bloomsbury Campus.

APPOINTMENT OF LECTURER IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING IN ARTS, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY (SEAHA)

JosepsizedThe UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage is delighted to announce the appointment of Josep Grau Bove as Lecturer in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA).

Josep studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Tarragona and History of Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, before joining the former Centre for Sustainable Heritage in 2011 to study for a PhD in monitoring and computational modelling of particulate matter in indoor heritage environments. His current research interests are in the use of modelling and use of data in heritage science, including crowd-sourced data.  Josep will join the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage working principally on the SEAHA project on 1st April 2015.

On Light Event, 2015

SEAHA are pleased to announce their participation in On Light, a two-day UCL festival celebrating the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, in partnership with Wellcome Trust. Join our heritage scientists to learn how infrared, ultraviolet, and thermal imaging can assist in the understanding of an object’s material composition, art historical investigations as well as artist techniques and intentions. Participants will be invited to analyse objects in our new Mobile Heritage Lab using different light sources to discover hidden details, take thermal ‘selfies’ and explore how the use of hyperspectral imaging can aid art conservation practices.

On the day visitors can also take part in a record breaking attempt to create the world’s largest cyanotype print, visit the Institute of Making to learn about light manipulating materials, and venture into ‘The Cabinet’ – showcasing some of the weird and wonderful objects from UCL Museums and Collections.

For more information on all the UCL and Wellcome Trust activities please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pace/news/March2015/On-Light.

The event will be located the UCL Bloomsbury Campus and will run from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, May 2nd 2015.

SEAHA Student 3D Scanning at the Freud Museum

KeatsDuring the week of 23-27 March, our very own Keats Webb will be 3D scanning select collection objects in the Study of the Freud Museum, and presenting 26 March.  The presentation will look at the infrared and 3D imaging techniques that are being used to document the Freud Museum objects and some of the current imaging results. Pop along and see her in action!

E. Keats Webb on 3D scanning the Freud Museum Collection

Info on 3D scanning
Hear Keats talking about her work, here.

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E. Keats Webb: Human-headed Bird (#3286), Ptolemaic Period: 332-30B.C., Gessoed and painted wood.
(a) Visible light image; (b) Reflected IR image; (c) Visible-induced infrared luminescence suggesting the presence of Egyptian blue.

SEAHA Vacancy

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Science and Heritage to undertake teaching, research and related activities within the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, in particular to support the delivery of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) a collaboration between UCL, the University of Oxford and the University of Brighton. The SEAHA Lecturer will take a lead in coordinating the CDT’s student cohort activities and in managing the UK’s first Mobile Heritage Science Laboratory and in building the Institute’s overall level of public engagement. For full details and to apply, click here: http://tiny.cc/2o54rx.

CLOSING DATE:  8th February 2015

Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology