We are delighted to announce the support of the following commercial exhibitors offering products and services to the heritage science community.

Analytik Logo (low res)Analytik, based in Cambridge, are leading suppliers of portable and handheld spectrometers including Visible and Near-Infrared (Vis-NIR), FTIR, Raman, Multispectral Imaging and Light Measurement to UK and Ireland conservation and heritage organisations. In having a range of spectroscopy techniques, we are able to provide heritage specialists with the most appropriate, as well as latest analytical instrumentation, providing real-time analysis where and when required. The instrument range in combination with our experience and expertise will be of great help to researchers involved with art and historical artefacts in museums, galleries, libraries, archives and historic properties, in obtaining important and valuable scientific information.

GILDEN Photonics is a design and manufacture company, and supply cost effective and innovative optical spectroscopy solutions: as components, turn-key instruments, OEM components, or customer configuration of optical solutions, including hyperspectral imaging. We are a leading supplier of hyper-spectral imaging solutions in reflectance,  fluorescence and Raman modes of operation.  GILDEN is well placed to support conservation and heritage specialists with extensive scientific and technical support as well as cost effective single-point and spectral imaging spectroscopy solutions.  The company is delighted to announce that it will be supporting its first SEAHA studentship in the academic year 2015/2016.


Heritage Science is a fully open access, online journal published by Springer as part of the chemistry open access journal platform, Chemistry Central. Heritage Science was launched in 2013 and is edited by Richard Brereton, University of Bristol, who is supported by a distinguished international Editorial Board. The journal covers the latest developments in scientific, mathematical and computational methods and analysis of objects, materials, artefacts and artworks of cultural and historical significance in the context of heritage and conservation studies. Heritage Science has already published a diverse range of original research and review articles which are freely available at http://www.heritagesciencejournal.com/.

Lichtblau e.K. is involved in development and marketing of non-destructive material characterisation methods based on spectroscopy and statistical data analysis. The analyses are rapid thanks to the tailor-made proprietary software, suitable for any application, from industry to cultural heritage. The company is excited to be supporting two SEAHA studentships, on ‘Collections Surveys as Part of Library Document Supply Chain’ and on development of an ‘Online Collections Modelling Tool’.

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Markes International is a specialist manufacturer of instrumentation for detection of trace-level volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs). Markes has a well-deserved reputation for its application expertise in the field of thermal desorption, supplying a comprehensive range of instrumentation, sampling equipment and consumables that enhance the analytical capability of GC-MS. In addition, Markes has gained recognition for its innovative, high-performance BenchTOF(tm) range of time-of-flight mass spectrometers for GC with award-winning Select-eV(r), variable-energy electron ionisation.

Proceq is the leading Swiss manufacturer and inventor of the Equotip, the most renowned portable hardness tester of its kind.
Proceq UK provides a complete range of portable non-destructive testing instruments for rock, metal, concrete and paper testing and has a local certified service and calibration centre.  The company’s strong research and development team continue to create products that set industry standards.  This includes the recent Rockschmidt which was launched in 2014.   Portable instruments such as the Pundit PL200,  Schmidt family and Equotip are important tools that gather empirical data for the analysis of materials for use in either the laboratory or on location.

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