Heritage institutions, whether UK-based or international, may benefit from involvement in SEAHA in many ways: by developing capacity, expertise, or knowledge in a certain area of research that strategically aligns with institutional priorities. By becoming involved in a scholarship project, you will have the opportunity to work with the brightest minds, as well as have access to expertise and infrastructure at UCL, University of Oxford and University of Brighton. The range of SEAHA events could be of further interest, as they provide exposure, as well as insight into cutting edge science and engineering relevant to arts, heritage and archaeology.

Please contact the SEAHA Manager if interested in becoming a heritage partner.

British Library

The British Library serves business and industry, researchers, academics and students, in the UK and world-wide. Each year, six million searches are generated by the British Library online catalogue and nearly 400,000 visit the Reading Rooms, with over 100 million items supplied to users all over the world.


The Chevalier-Aurelia SME has been working since 10 years on the restoration of canvas, panel and wall paintings. The restored artworks provenience ranged from private collections to national and international museums (Louvre museum or Beaubourg). Restoration of immovable artworks included churches in Paris (Saint-Louis-en-l’île) or Saint-Savior in Prizren-Kosovo (Unesco programm). In the past years the SME has collaborations with several contemporary artists, including Simon Hantaï and Shirley Jaffe.

Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, oral histories, and moving images.

Historic England

Historic England champions our historic places and advises the Government and others to help today’s generation get the best out of our heritage and ensure that it is protected for future generations.

Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is the new lead public body for the country’s historic environment. It brings together Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland, but is set up as a Non Departmental Public Body. Historic Environment Scotland will lead and enable delivery of Our Place in Time, Scotland’s first ever strategy for the historic environment, which sets out how our historic environment will be carefully managed to deliver real and increasing benefits to Scotland’s people.

Historic Royal Palaces

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. Their aim is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library’s mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.

Mary Rose Trust

The Mary Rose Museum is an historical museum run by the Mary Rose Trust. The museum is dedicated to the 16th century Tudor navy warship the Mary Rose as well as the historical context in which she was active. A new museum housing the artefacts and the hull together for the first time opened in 2013, as the hull started its final phase of conservation, air drying in an controlled environment. In 2016, a second phase of works will see the ship hall opened to the public. The Mary Rose Trust supports a wide range of research to further understanding of underwater archaeology and the conservation of artefacts.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards.

National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history. The museum’s main domicile is a classical 18th century mansion just a stone’s throw from “Strøget” at the center of Copenhagen. The National Museum is the museum for all Denmark, where you can follow the history of the Danes right down to the present day.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and a leading science research centre. Through their collections and scientific expertise, they help to conserve the extraordinary richness and diversity of the natural world with groundbreaking projects in more than 68 countries.

National Maritime Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich consists of the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Queen’s House, and we work in collaboration with The Cutty Sark Trust. The Museum works to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people.


As a national institution, the Rijksmuseum offers a representative overview of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages onwards, and of major aspects of European and Asian art. The Rijksmuseum keeps, manages, conserves, restores, researches, prepares, collects, publishes, and presents artistic and historical objects, both on its own premises and elsewhere.

The Freud Museum

The Freud Museum was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud’s study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime. It contains Freud’s remarkable collection of antiquities and the most famous piece of furniture, Freud’s psychoanalytic couch. The Museum has a broad range of research resources including Freud’s personal library and collection, Anna Freud’s personal library, an archive, a research library and a large library of photographs. Our busy Education Service caters for schools and universities as well as adult groups.

The Getty

The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy. Through the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Getty Research Institute it pursues its mission with the conviction that a greater and more profound sensitivity to and knowledge of the visual arts and their many histories are crucial to the promotion of a vital and civil society.

The Smithsonian Institution

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute conducts in-depth studies of artistic, anthropological and historic objects using state-of-the-art analytical techniques to understand their provenance, composition and cultural context, and to improve conservation techniques.


Tate is a family of four art galleries housing the UK’s collection of British art from 1500 and of international modern art. Tate is also a leading centre for research in visual art, collection care, learning and museum studies.

The National Archives

As the official public archive of the United Kingdom government, The National Archives hold records covering more than 1,000 years of history. Government records which have been selected for permanent preservation are sent to The National Archives.

The National Trust

The National Trust is Europe’s largest conservation charity, looking after everything from coastlines, castles, country houses and cottages to farmlands, forests, entire villages, bats and butterflies – to make sure that their special qualities are enjoyed and enhanced for ever, for everyone. Conservation is a critical part of national Trust strategy and everything that it does. Not a ‘look but don’t touch’ museum – the NT want people to explore, experience and understand their work and  help to bring the unique spirt of places and spaces to life. The rapid pace of social, economic and environmental change presents both threats and opportunities and the NT is working hard to manage that.


The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

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In a treatment trial for the Great Parchment Book project, the pegging method is applied to a humidified sample of a damaged manuscript to reduce planar distortion

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