Industrial partners of SEAHA will have their technologies and services tested in a most challenging environment: arts, heritage and archaeology pose research questions of extraordinary complexity. By becoming involved in a scholarship project, your company will develop expertise as well as contribute to the development of new talent, in collaboration with UCL, University of Oxford and University of Brighton. By taking part in SEAHA activities, the company will gain additional exposure as well as access to state-of-the-art know-how.

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

ACT Lighting Design

Celebrating 20 years in the industry, ACT lighting design is a creative agency that provides lighting and visual design across architecture, entertainment lighting design and art installations. The Brussels based firm comprises a team of 20 staff and has an international portfolio, ranging from heritage sites, urban spaces and city masterplans to stage-set lighting and video content design for contemporary light art installations. This interchange between traditional, core business and more creative endeavours present a welcome opportunity for in-depth research and analysis that leads to innovations. Focused on long-lasting human experience the agency prides itself in devising original, integrated solutions that are simultaneously functional, flexible, sustainable, cost effective and aesthetic.

Arius Technology

Arius Technology is a leader in laser-based optical scanning systems for three-dimensional digitization of physical objects used in documentation, inspection and reverse engineering. Its core technology, pioneered by the National Research Council of Canada, is the only 3D scanning technology using direct laser colour measurement to quantify and collect points containing both geometry and colour.


Arkema is a major global company that produces speciality chemicals and materials. Key focuses are on High Performance Materials, such as adhesives and technical polymers, Specialised Industrial Chemicals and on Coating Solutions such as acrylics and coating resins. These find multiple applications in cultural heritage, lightweight and design materials, biosourced materials, new energy technologies, water management, solutions for electronics, and insulation.
Arkema has a global presence across 50 countries, including 13 R&D centres.

Analytik Ltd

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.


Art Ratio is a boutique designer of art conservation vitrines based on electo-optic glass, with the aim of protecting art, antiques and luxury items from light damage.

Our vitrines become transparent only when someone is nearby, allowing a theatrical presentation of rare manuscripts, maps, photographs, fragile textiles and antique jewellery. At all other times, our products become completely opaque, providing after-hours security and reducing light damage as a function of the light sensitivity of the object.

Our integrated data analytics portal reduces the risk of damage to sensitive collections by monitoring key conservation parameters in both real-time and historically, improving visibility on the state of conservation of the object.

To date, ArtRatio has protected two original maps of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo as well as a 19th-century ‘Torres’ Spanish guitar.

AICON 3D Systems GmbH

AICON 3D Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of optical camera-based 3D measuring systems. The company, founded in 1990, develops and distributes systems for the business areas of inspection and testing including car safety and tube inspection. Since the acquisition of Breuckmann GmbH in August 2012, the product range also includes scanners for 3D measurement of complex geometries. On 1 April 2016, the AICON 3D Systems GmbH has joined Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

The digital acquisition and documentation of cultural masterpieces is increasingly gaining importance — be it in architecture, fine arts, archaeology or paleontology. The contact-free 3D scanning technology of breuckmann Scanners works in the museum as well as at the archaeological site. It allows handling delicate objects with the utmost care and provides detailed 3D data with high-resolution color textures for thorough studies without using the original. The white-light scanners are not 3D measuring systems bought “off the rack”, but rather are characterized by their high degree of flexibility: The scanner configuration is adjusted exactly to the customer’s requirements.

Carden & Godfrey Architects

Carden & Godfrey Architects’ work is centred on the care of historic buildings and we have accumulated extensive specialist knowledge of the techniques of conservation, guided by proven principles of thorough research, minimal intervention and conservative repair.  We specialise in all aspects of historic architecture: traditional construction, sympathetic extensions, alterations, interior design and new buildings in sensitive sites.

Consarc Design Group

Consarc is a professional consultancy based in Belfast offering services in the principal disciplines of Architecture, Historic Building Conservation, Quantity Surveying, and Project Management. Consarc operates a specialist division for stone conservation and specialises in providing advice on all aspects of the use and conservation of masonry materials.


Digicave developed Free Viewpoint Media (FVM), a pioneering image-capture medium that enables a superior digital experience of the real world, creating 3D images to view anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Eura Conservation Ltd

A leading UK practice of Icon accredited conservators specialising in large-scale cultural heritage projects such as the Albert Memorial, the ss Great Britain and the Temperate House at Kew.

Faro Technologies

FARO develops and markets portable CMMs (coordinate measuring machines) and 3D imaging devices to solve dimensional metrology problems. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes.

Gilden Photonics Ltd.

Gilden Photonics design, manufacture and supply cost effective and innovative optical spectroscopy solutions: as components, turn-key instruments, OEM components, or customer configuration of optical solutions.

Headwall Photonics Inc.

Headwall is the leading designer and manufacturer of spectral imaging systems for cultural and historical preservation applications. With a worldwide base of end-user customers, Headwall has undertaken hyperspectral projects for some of the world’s most valued historical and cultural items such as the Gettysburg Address, the Gough Map, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and many more.  By providing new tools for exploratory research, Headwall’s VNIR and SWIR spectral imaging & scanning systems enable conservators and curators to non-destructively monitor and detect change in historical documents, artwork, and artifacts, as well as evaluate historical and archaeological sites. Headwall’s European headquarters is located just outside of Brussels, Belgium.

Jason Bruges Studio

Jason Bruges Studio produces innovative installations, interventions and ground breaking works creating interactive spaces and surfaces that sit between the world of architecture, site specific installation art and interaction design.

LaVisionUK Ltd.

LaVision provides a comprehensive range of leading edge photonic measurement tools: laser imaging systems and optical sensors, picosecond cameras for imaging, deformation and strain measurement systems.

Leica Geosystems

Leica Geosystems is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of products, systems, and software that capture, visualize and process 3D spatial data through the employment of advanced technologies.

Lexical Computing

The research company works at the intersection of corpus and computational linguistics, and is committed to an empiricist approach to the study of language in which corpora play a central role: for a very wide range of linguistic questions, if a suitable corpus is available, it will help our understanding.

Lichtblau e.K.

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.

Matelect Ltd

Matelect Ltd designs and manufactures precision scientific instruments for research and industry. Their principal products are potential drop instruments for the measurement of crack initiation and propagation in metals. Matelect also manufacture a leading EBIC & EBIV system for use with scanning electron microscopes, along with various accessories for all their products.

Odournet Group

Odournet is an international group of odour research and air quality consultants that develops, manages and delivers top level sensory assessment expertise to assist industry and government authorities to diagnose and solve environmental odour nuisance related problems and evaluate consumer products and materials.

Our Molecular Odour Evaluation laboratory in Barcelona can provide the molecular insights into the sensory fingerprint. This capability is providing cutting edge service to many international clients, including major consumer products multinationals.

Opus Instruments Ltd

Working with the National Gallery (London), Opus has developed the groundbreaking Osiris camera specifically designed for high-resolution infrared reflectography. Osiris is the first infrared imaging system to provide high-resolution, high-speed images in a small lightweight camera.

Owlstone Inc.

Using leading-edge micro- and nano- fabrication techniques, Owlstone has created a complete chemical detection system that is one hundred times smaller and one thousand times cheaper than existing technologies. There are numerous applications – across industries from security and defense to automotive and healthcare – that depend on the rapid, accurate detection and measurement of chemical compounds.


Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare and Consumer Lifestyle. Philips Lighting is a leader in energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications. In 2013, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam reopened after a massive renovation, using exclusively Philips LED technology. In the meantime, Philips has launched a dedicated Museum Range called PerfectBeam, focusing on superior light quality, optimal art preservation and maximum beam flexibility.


Pointstream is a specialized application for processing point cloud data captured using 3D imaging systems. It enables users to clean, edit, and filter individual component images; align and merge multiple component images; create, modify and analyse colour of point cloud data.

Proceq SA

Proceq SA is a leading manufacturer of high quality portable instruments for non-destructive testing of materials such as concrete, metal, composites or paper, such as the Original Schmidt concrete test hammer and the Equotip, instrument for portable metal hardness testing.


Qi3 focus on providing hands-on expertise in all aspects of marketing technology-based products, from strategy to implementation. QI3 operate at all stages – from scientific research to technology development, and opportunity evaluation to mainstream market adoption – delivering support for Technology Commercialisation, Business Development and Knowledge Transfer.

R.B. Toth Associates

R.B. Toth Associates LLC provides unique expertise within the cultural heritage community for the application of a wide range of technologies to basic research, investigation and analysis. We support the digital study, preservation and display of artifacts. This includes training and support for the integration and management of data and technical systems in cultural heritage and digital humanities programs. We call on object specialists, scholars and technical experts around the globe for counsel and support as needed. In partnership with Equipoise Imaging LLC, Phase One A/S and Digital Transitions, we are integrating the latest generation of spectral imaging and other technical systems with advanced cameras, illumination, software and training.

ScanLAB Projects

ScanLAB Projects specialise in large scale 3D scaning. We provide full colour, millimetre perfect 3D data of objects, buildings and landscape for use in design, making and visualisation.

Senceive Ltd.

Senceive supplies leading edge, robust, reliable, easy to deploy, highly cost effective wireless asset monitoring that can be installed for months or for many years. We provide a complete monitoring solution that enables users to access highly user friendly data anywhere in the world from any installation even before the install team have left the site.

SOCA – Studio of Cinematic Architecture

A creative design studio that make visually rich spatial experiences, interested in the cinema of the everyday and the animated relationship between people and place. SOCA make public artworks / interactive installations / digital furniture / small buildings / interactive facade artworks / lights and more.

TA Instruments

Is a leading supplier of analytical instruments for the physical properties testing of materials. Our instruments are used in day-to-day Quality Assurance/Control, R&D of new materials, and are used throughout Industry, Academia and Governmental Research. Techniques covered include: Thermal Analysers (DSC, TGA, DMA, DETA, TMA, GVS, Hyphenated Techniques), Rheometers (includes both single and dual head systems, and DMA mode), Microcalorimetry (includes TAM platform, ITC and DSC), Dilatometers (horizontal, vertical, optical), Heating Microscopes, Rubber Testing Equipment (Mooney viscometers, Rubber Process Analysers, Hardness/Density Testers), BOSE ElectroForce range (Fatigue testing, High loads), Thermal Conductivity/Diffusivity (Guarded Heat Flow Meters, Heat Flow Meters, Flash Diffusivity systems).

TeraView Ltd.

TeraView is at the forefront of global developments in terahertz light, creating terahertz instruments which can generate, detect and manipulate radiation to characterise a wide range of materials

The Dow Chemical Company

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture.

The Workers

The Workers are a design, communication, production and development studio.

Tobit Curteis Associates

Tobit Curteis Associates is a practice specialising in the investigation, monitoring and control of environmental deterioration in historic buildings and collections and the conservation of wall paintings and polychrome surfaces. Our work in the UK and abroad involves environmental surveys and monitoring of structures and materials, including building fabric, monuments, wall paintings, architectural polychromy, wooden structures, and stained glass, in order to develop practical systems to control deterioration and to enable long term passive conservation. We also carry out environmental surveys and monitoring for museums and collections and provide environmental training for conservation staff.


VIAMETRIS includes an R&D team specializing in image processing, signal processing, artificial intelligence and robotics, and has the technological expertise to develop mobile mapping systems. The subsidiary INDUCT, specializes in embedded computing and robotics, automotive.

Visual Acuity

Visual Acuity offers long-term, independent and unbiased strategic consulting, design guidance and operational advice to clients in all areas of new-media, collaborative technologies, visualization & ICT technology.

Zentrum für Bucherhaltung GmbH

ZFB offer restoration and conservation services from a single source to preserve paper and cover materials for libraries, archives and museums. ZFB developed the papersave® mass deacidification and the new ZFB:2 deacidification process to preserve cultural treasures on paper.

Industrial associations and consultancies


TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. Our mission is to fight for the interests of game developers and digital publishers, focussing on the delivery of three strategic objectives: effective political representation, profile raising and helping our members commercially.

Electronics, Sensors and Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network

The Sensors & Instrumentation Group looks at sensing in its entirety, from the principles of measurement and novel sensor technologies through to instrumentation, deployment and data analysis. The group brings together a community of over 4000 individual members from SME technology companies, large company and public sector end-users, academics, entrepreneurs, support organisations including design, engineering, manufacturing, finance and intellectual property sectors, and policy makers.

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Inside view of the Multiview Dome hardware prototype, developed for the acquisition of small, movable cultural heritage artefacts.

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