Conference Programme

Please see the Book of Abstracts here. Some of the posters and presentations have been kindly made available by the authors, please explore the links below.

NB. The views are those of the authors and not of UCL or SEAHA. The contents of the presentations and posters are the responsibility of the authors and not of UCL or SEAHA.

Opening Address

M. Cassar: Looking back; thinking forward: SEAHA’s contribution to the development of heritage science

Keynote Presentations

1. S. Trow: Science, society, stories and impact: Historic England and heritage science
2. S. O’Reilly: Interdisciplinary skills and standards in sustainable conservation: achievements and challenges in the practices and sciences of place-based conservation
3. N. Bell: Evidence, Persuasion and Policy in Heritage Science

Digital Session

1. R. Evans: Mining historical documents – technical and enterprise perspectives
2. M. Domajnko: CultLab3D tested 3D scanning system at Museum of Natural History
3. L. MacDonald: Revealing the Inscriptions on an Egyptian Obelisk
4. M. Hess: 3D image quality indicators – what do heritage professional users really want from 3D digital surrogates?
5. J. Tredinnick: Enabling Immersive Visitor Experiences of Cultural Heritage using Portable Full Dome Projection Spaces and Real Time Interactive Virtual Reality Media

Environmental Session

1. R. Kozłowski: Particle sources and deposition in the indoor environment of historic churches
2. J. Grau: In models we trust: how collaboration helped make a useful and accurate model for particulate matter deposition in indoor heritage
3. J. Mardaljevic: Understanding long-term daylight exposure: A combined high-dynamic range measurement and lighting simulation study
4. J. Crawford: The recent experiences & future needs of users of exhibit enclosures for local environmental control of indoor cultural heritage collections
5. A. Kupczak: Risk index calculator – a software tool for a quantitative assessment of risk of physical damage to objects vulnerable to climate variations

Materials Session

1. F. France: Integrating Heritage Science and Academia in the USA: Consolidating and Enriching Effective Research Collaborations
2. P. Greaves: The results from the cross-disciplinary research project studying the Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard
3. H. De Clercq: How to address the risk assessment of salt laden building materials of archaeological sites?
4. K. Curran: The Use of VOC Analysis in the Care of Modern Materials
5. L. McCullough: A non-destructive method for assessing the degradation of wool yarns within historic tapestries in situ
6. L. Mol: Geomorphology and conflict; getting to the bullet point
7. S. Fiddyment: Biomolecular codicology: Illuminating the hidden secrets of parchment through non-invasive techniques
8. L. Oakley: Automatic generation of complex reaction networks for oil paint modeling
9. L. Angelova: Gel Cleaning: What is happening at the interface?
10. R. Mulholland: Reconstructing Ferdinand Bauer’s Lost Colour Chart using Portable Raman Spectroscopy and Visible/VNIR Hyperspectral Imaging

Poster Session (draft)

1. E. Alexakis: A Diagnostic Survey for Cultural Heritage Protection, Preservation and Documentation based on Non Destructive Techniques
2. A. Baik: Historical Building Information Modelling “HBIM” toward the Sustainability – Nasif Historical house case study
3. T. Bardon: Are heritage scientists “boys with toys”? A review of research approaches using terahertz time-domain technology for the study of heritage artefacts
4. A. Bartoletti: Damage assessment of parchment: a novel diagnostic approach at the nanoscale based on Atomic Force Microscopy and Localised Thermal Analysis
5. T. Bennett: Documenting a 19th Century British Painting Using Multispectral and Computational Imaging
6. S. Bioletti: Dust in the Old Library, Trinity College Dublin – rubbing salt into the wounds
7. E. Bobu: Integration of New Materials Based on Chitosan Derivatives and Plasma Technique in Sustainable Solutions for Paper Heritage Conservation (PAPHERCON Project)
8. G. Borsoi: Modified nanolimes dispersion: structure and colloidal stability
9. N. Brown: Non-destructive Material Characterisation of Chinese Paper
10. C. Cabello-Briones: Are limestone samples good indicators of the effectiveness of shelters for stone conservation at archaeological sites?
11. H. Calder: Using Micro-scale chambers/thermal desorption for the sampling and analysis of VOC and SVOC from material used in museum cabinets
12. P. Carmona-Quiroga: The Cleaning Heritage project: Durability of anti-graffiti and self-cleaning coatings for their implementation in the protection of cultural heritage 
13. M. Clouzot: Characterization of semantic relations in Medieval Illuminations
14. M. Coombes: Does ivy protect stone from frost? An experimental evaluation
15. C. Coughenour: Remote sensing in Digital Cultural Heritage: Where can we go from here?
16. L. Csedreki: Investigation of the copper age gold treasure of Hencida using analytical techniques
17. J. Dassow: Sensing and understanding the resilience of Scottish sandstones
18. D. De Angeli: Transfer of learning between screen-based and gallery-based content: an initial study
19. F. De Angelis: Ancient Biomolecules Analysis: a valuable tool in Cultural Heritage
20. T. Demoulin: Reversible mortar for stone repair: viscoelastic analysis of the thermal stresses
21. P. Edqvist: A multidisciplinary approach to the care and conservation of a group of African hair combs
22. T. F. Emmett: The Use of VIS-NIR Fibre Optic Reflection Spectroscopy (FORS) in the Speciation of Wood: Potentials and Problems in the Analysis of African Hair Combs
23. G. Festa: Neutrons and music: Imaging investigation of ancient wind musical instruments
24. S. Fiorentino: The National Monument in memory of Francesco Baracca in Lugo di Romagna (Ravenna, Italy): materials, techniques and conservation aspects
25. M. Freeman: Architectural paint research and cultural built heritage – how material science informed the conservation-restoration of the Robert Adam Library at Kenwood
26. A. Fricker: A collaborative approach to evaluate cleaning protocols for museum plastics
27. L. Fusade: What makes a good repointing mortar? Characterisation of wetting and drying behaviour of lime-based mortars
28. D. Garside: Object lighting in the British Museum
29. U. GencConservation Studies of 18th Century British Cast Iron Cannon
30. C. Gerrow: Monitoring stone surface change: from fresh to failed?
31. J. B. Jackson: TISCH: Terahertz Imaging & Spectroscopy in Cultural Heritage
32. N. Kissi: Pulling Threads: Understanding Wool Protein Fibres in Historic Tapestries at a Molecular Level
33. A. Križnar: Art historians do not need scientific analysis of artworks. Or do they?
34. E. Lisiecka: Conservation dilemma: what to protect iron sword or wooden scabbard? The influence of special bath used for the metal preservation on wooden objects
35. Y. Liu: Dose-response function for paper containing iron gall inks
36. M. K. Ma: Conservation and Interpretation of the archaeological discoveries from the Shatin to Central Link, a subway development project in Hong Kong
37. P. J. McDonnell: Digital recording, repair, and reproduction of historic wallpaper at Windsor Castle
38. F. Marcos-Fernández: The use of 3D technology to make safer supports for fossils
39. A. O’Mahoney: Working with water in Prehistory: A biographical approach to watercraft technologies in the Mesolithic of Denmark
40. L. Maskova: Monitoring of indoor air quality in different types of repositories and archives
41. C. Miceli: Building materials, technics and building types of the 20th century: historical analysis of the events and the interventions for the dangerous seismic conditions in Cosenza
42. L. Noor Melita: Non-invasive optical imaging of collagen-based artefacts for the evaluation of state of preservation and conservation treatments based on nanostructured Ca(OH)2
43. M. Olen: Exploration of Alternative Inkjet Printing Methodologies to Improve Colour Accuracy in Old Master Painting Reproductions
44. M. Oriola: Conservation management scenario appraisal for painting canvases at Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
45. S. A. Orr: Comparability and interpretation of moisture monitoring techniques on historical masonry during simulated wetting
46. M. Pilarska: Ground Penetrating Radar technology (GPR) – a feasible tool for mapping the structure and assessing subsurface condition of historic buildings walls. A case study of a 14th century merchant house in Toruń, Poland
47. F. Pinzari: Ecology of fungal and bacterial spoilage of the written heritage
48. Y. Praticò: Hunting Dragon-Kings: A New Approach to the Conservation of Historical Buildings
49. A. Quye: Materialising conservation science research for historical textiles
50. A. Quye: A little more reflection, a little more depth: applications of Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (DRIFTS) in heritage textile conservation
51. J. Radoń: New WUFI®Plus module for modelling indoor climate and energy consumption in museums, libraries and archives
52. K. E. Rajmann: Wall coverings painted on canvas from Louis Philippe’s room in Bodø (Norway) – research of the technique and technology of Gottfried Ezekiel’s decorations
53. B. Regel: The Conservation of Historic Doped Aircraft: A collaborative research project between Imperial College London and the Science Museum into the material characteristics of doped aircraft surfaces and tear repair of tensioned fabric structures
54. S. Sá: Artsorb® in microclimate frames: Oddy testing to evaluate the corrosive potential of lithium chloride dust and the efficacy of Tyvek® to mitigate dusting
55. C. Santos: VOC´s and Archives: SPME/GC-MS as an assessment tool
56. T. Sawoszczuk: Identification of volatile organic compounds emitted by selected species of moulds growing on silk
57. L. Schmitt: Documenting medieval mosaics with RTI
58. C. Sendrea: Ageing study of vegetable tanned leather by non-invasive unilateral NMR and thermal microscopy. The tannin effect
59. I. T. Sheridan: Documentation of ancient theatres in the planning of archaeological landscapes
60. N. Skordaki: Long-term Environmental Impact in Asinou Church, Cyprus
61. M. Smirniou: Compositional Analysis of early glass: a preliminary study of the technological change in the Eastern Mediterranean glass production from Late Bronze Age to Late Roman with Eastern Thessaly (Greece) as a fitting case study
62. R. Song: Understanding the semantic meaning of 3D content in digital repositories
63. M. Souckova: Effects of dust particles on parchment and vegetable tanned leather
64. E. K. Stathopoulou: Comparison of point feature detectors and descriptors in the context of cultural heritage
65. R. Suma: Authentically relighting cultural heritage models with High Dynamic Range imaging
66. M. Teasdale: An open book: parchment as a reservoir of domesticate genetic history
67. A. E. Uebel: Developing Protocols for Minimal Intervention on Historic Metallic Objects at Fort Sumter National Monument
68. H. Vegad: Studying conservation and heritage objects with spectroscopy; rapid non-destructive analysis of historical artefacts
69. M. L. Vincent: Digitising Asinou: Holistic Approaches to Cultural Heritage Data as Shown by the Digitisation of Two Icons from the Monument of Asinou, Cyprus
70. A. Volejnikova: Protection of books and documents by application of essential oils
71. G. Vyskočilová: Leather decay – model samples evaluation
72. L. Warriner-Wood: Opportunities for collaboration, education and interpretation within heritage science: a case study
73. L. Watteeuw: On the surface and beyond. An new approach with Multispectral Photometric Stereo to assess Illuminated Manuscripts and their condition
74. E. K. Webb: Reflected Infrared Imaging for Heritage Documentation: Revisiting the Fundamentals
75. S. Wilkie: Evaluation of Cement and other Constituents in Historically-Significant Concrete Structures in Scotland

Round Table Discussion: The Future of Heritage Science

To ensure the future of heritage science, it is essential that the new generation of heritage scientists acquires the skills that ensure their employability in a variety of sectors, and that the field develops a strong identity. The Round Table will explore (i) critical issues related to heritage science careers in industry, heritage organisations and academia, (ii) what the unique offer of heritage science graduates might be, and (iii) how cross-disciplinary training can ensure that the developed skills are competitive.

Professor David Arnold, University of Brighton
Professor May Cassar, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Kate Frame, Historic Royal Palaces
Robin Higgons, QI3
Scott A. Orr, SEAHA student representative
Professor Heather Viles, University of Oxford

Conference Programme


Header image
3D imaging of a terracotta object. Credit: E. K. Webb.

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