Institute of Archaeology


Critical Heritage and Museum Studies

Critical Heritage research at the UCL Institute of Archaeology is concerned with the critical investigation of both intellectual and practical approaches to key issues in the field.

Global Seed Vault, Svalbard

UCL is a European leader in developing critical archaeological perspectives on the interpretation of cultural heritage. Institute research focuses on post-conflict heritage policy, conflict archaeology, and the politics of heritage in disputed territories and in former colonial societies as well as continuing to develop work on decolonising conservation as well as heritage and wellbeing. Ambitious interdisciplinary research to explore the potential for innovation and creative exchange across a broad range of heritage and related fields, in partnership with a number of academic and non-academic institutions and interest groups, is led by Institute staff.


Current projects

Recent projects