Past Projects


05/2015 – “On Light”, UCL, London.

Approximate attendance: 250 visitors.

A day of demonstrations of imaging techniques (Infra Red thermography, Infra Red photography, UV Reflectography) to a very diverse public.



09/2015 – “Science Behind the Tapestries”, Hampton Court Palace, London.

Approximate attendance: 150 visitors.

In collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces, SEAHA students demonstrated how science contributes to the preservation of historic tapestries. Live demonstrations of experiments took place in the mobile lab and inside the palace.



04/2016 – Portland Castle, Isle of Portland.

Approximate attendance: 50 visitors.

SEAHA students studied the stone of Portland Castle, performing the experiments in front of the visitors, and often involving the public in the measurements and discussions.



04/2016 – Public Engagement in Brodswordth Hall, Doncaster.

Approximate attendance: 50 visitors.

Two SEAHA students studied the degradation of outdoor stone sculpture using imaging techniques. As in the case above they combined public engagement and research.

05/2016 – Lab Open Day, UCL, London.

Approximate attendance: 50 visitors.

A day dedicated to explain the research of SEAHA students and the mobile lab to the UCL community.



06/2016 – Demonstrations during SEAHA Conference, Oxford.

Approximate attendance: 100 visitors.

The work of SEAHA students was exhibited in the Mobile Lab to attendess to the SEAHA conference and the general public.

2nd Annual SEAHA Conference on Heritage Science


06/2016 – “Heritage under the Microscope”, Cheltenham Science Festival.

Approximate attendance: 500 visitors.

Four days of public engagement activities during the Cheltenham Science Festival, organised and delivered by SEAHA students. The interactive activities included demonstrations of a Ground Penetrating Radar, imaging of paintings, and exploring a tudor tapestry under a 3D microscope. The activities were attended by many schoolgroups.





11/2016 –  Public Engagement in the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burilington House, London.

Approximate attendance: 230 visitors.

A series of talks and practical experiemnts delivered by SEAHA students to schoolgroups. The event, run in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry, showcased the use of scientific methods by SEAHA researchers, to understand our heritage and prolong its lifespan.




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