SEAHA MRes student Gavin Leong recently guest blogged for the National Heritage Science Forum as part of British Science week 2018, #BSE18.
Every year SEAHA students visit Hellens Manor, a beautiful historic house in Herefordshire, which contains a wealth of period furnishings, artefacts, paintings and decorations.
In this blog Gavin reflects on this year’s visit, during British Science Week, to analyse paintings using hyperspectral imaging techniques and undertake environmental monitoring and risk assessments that will inform future approaches to collection care.
Gavin is currently an MRes SEAHA student at UCL and will undertake his PhD at the University of Brighton. His research will focus on imaging techniques of the lichen covered surfaces at Stonehenge, potentially discovering stone-working and prehistoric carvings beneath. He is supported by partners Historic England, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, AICON 3D systems GmbH, and Breuckmann GmbH.
Image: thermal imaging at Hellens Manor by SEAHA MRes students.