Mona Hess

Mona Hess

Research Assistant, UCL Museums and Public Engagement

PhD candidate, UCL CEGE
Research Group: UCL Photogrammetry, 3D Imaging and Metrology Research Centre
Department : Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

CEGE, Chadwick Building

Gower Street
University College London
London WC1E 6BT

+44 (0)20 3108 4111
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Mona Hess is based at the UCL Photogrammetry, 3D Imaging and Metrology Research Centre (UCL CEGE).

After finishing her architecture studies in Munich, Germany, in 2002 Mona enjoyed an internship in an architectural office for heritage conservation in Montreal, Canada. She left Quebec to pursue a Master’s degree in Heritage Conservation (2003-2005) in Bamberg/Germany, where she specialized subsequently as Research Assistant in CAD, 3D imaging techniques and databases especially in the field of conservation science and in architectural conservation.

Her graduate internship in 2006/07 at the Getty Conservation Institute, field projects department, in Los Angeles/USA gave her working experience in international projects by contributing to the project: Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA) - Jordan.

Since 2008 she is working as Research Assistant for UCL Museums and Public Engagement, and as part-time PhD at the Department for Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, supervised by Prof. Stuart Robson.

Specialized in 3D colour imaging and replica for museum objects she has taken on projects within University College London (E-Curator "3D colour scans for remote object identification and assessment", workshop ‘Life cycle of a digital object’), for museums in London (British Museum - Solomon Islands Canoe, Science Museum, Cortauld Institute of Art) but also internationally (Università degli studi Lecce/Italy, CULTNAT Egypt, University of Virginia/ USA).

Currently she is actively involved with the 3DPetrie project at the UCL Petrie Museum.


  • Currently MPhil/PhD student in CEGE (UCL Department for Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering)
  • MA in Heritage Conservation at Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, Germany
  • Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Architecture at Munich University of Technology, Germany


  • Research Assistant for UCL Museums and Public Engagement

Research interests

  • 3D colour laser scanning of museum objects
  • E-documentation of cultural heritage
  • Digital archives for buildings and museum objects
  • Heritage Conservation and Conservation Science

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