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We are now accepting online applications to our Archaeology, Conservation and Museum Studies Master's programmes for entry on 30 August 2015. Our application deadline is 1 May 2015. Please follow the 'Apply Now' link below to submit an application.
The application process for our Library Studies and Diploma programmes is currently closed and will open in late 2014.
Dr Franca Cole
Lecturer in Conservation Studies
Tel: +974 4457 8658
Dr Franca Cole is a Lecturer in Conservation Studies at UCL Qatar. She lectures on introductory and advanced conservation practices, ancient and modern materials, and the technology and deterioration of artefacts. Her research interests include conservation approaches to the deliberate fragmentation of artefacts, the design and implementation of sustainable conservation practices for developing nations, the long-distance trade of beads and textiles, and theoretical approaches to human-artefact interactions.
Dr Cole holds a PhD and MPhil in artefact use in the mortuary archaeology of Borneo from the University of Cambridge and a BSc in Archaeological Conservation Science from the UCL Institute of Archaeology, London. Prior to her PhD she worked for over 15 years as a freelance conservator, in museums and on a range of archaeological excavations countries including Malaysia, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Peru, Chile, India, Norway and Greece.