As part of British Science Week 2019, and in collaboration with University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), we are running a workshop (now sold out) to explore what heritage science can do for you.
It will take place on Tuesday 12 March at the British Library and will explore the benefits of heritage science research in the context of collections-based research and outreach activities. Participants will learn about a range of analytical methods which can be used to learn more about the materials composition, history, original context and current conservation and storage needs of archaeological, archival and museum objects.
During the workshop, real case studies of heritage science research applied to a range of objects will be presented and discussed. Participants will be asked to contribute their experience of, or aspirations for, collaboration with heritage science researchers.
The workshop is part of our attempts to make the work of heritage scientists more widely understood and to showcase the benefits of heritage science.
More great examples of heritage science in practice can be found on the University of Cambridge Museums’ Conservation blog.
Additionally, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge are also hosting a free talk on 20 March by Research Scientist, Dr Paola Ricciardi, on ‘Small paintings, big discoveries: Recent research on Isaac Oliver’s miniatures’. More details about the event can be found here.