Dean Sully
  • d.sully@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 7497
  • Internal: 27497
  • Room 201
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Dean Sully

Research Interests

My main areas of research have related to the conservation of organic materials within museum collections. Particularly how the process of conservation is applied; from the use or excavation of an artefact, through to its display and storage in a museum context.

This has focussed on:

  • the treatment of waterlogged wood and leather,
  • the use of Data in conservation,
  • the provision of suitable display environments,
  • the management of pests in a Tropical environment and
  • the documentation of traditional techniques of conservation in South East Asia.

Research Directory Records


  • National Trust: Project Manager for Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation

Educational Background

  • PhD Conservation, UCL
  • BSc (Hons), UCW Aberystwyth
  • Cert. in Archaeological Conservation, UCL

Second Supervisor

  • Anna Maria Rossi Making Archaeology Abroad. A postcolonial perspective in Malta (principal supervisor Tim Williams)
  • Niki Savvides Visitor experience and sustainable management of heavily visited sites: the case study of Herculaneum (joint second supervisor with Tim Williams, principal supervisor Kathy Tubb)

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