UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


Heritage on the Edge

31 May 2023, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Rapa Nui / Easter Island landscape with Moai statues along the horizon

Join us for a guest lecture with Chance Coughenour, Program Manager at Google Arts & Culture.

Event Information

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UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage

About this lecture

Discover how local chapters of a global story are being brought together to shine a light on the diverse impacts of climate change on cultural monuments. For over four years, international organisations and local communities have completed on-site assessment, documentation and public awareness campaigns to help find solutions and adaptation strategies to one of the greatest challenges of this century and beyond.

Event details

Registration: 5-5.30pm

Event: 5.30-6:30pm

This event will consist of a 45 minute presentation from Chance Coughenour, followed by a 15 minute audience Q&A chaired by Josep Grau-Bove, ISH Associate Professor.

Reception: 6:30-7:30pm

Event ends: 7:30pm

Room / venue detail: Event - Central House, Room 225; Reception - Central House, Common Room (floor 1)

Accessibility: An access guide to Central House and room 225 can be found on AccessAble.


About the Speaker

Chance Coughenour

Program Manager at Google Arts & Culture

Chance Coughenour is an American digital archaeologist and head of preservation at Google Arts & Culture. With a background in history, archaeology, computer engineering, and 3D mapping, his work is dedicated to digitally preserving and democratising access to cultural heritage. He leads these efforts globally with cultural institutions to help promote our shared past by leveraging Google’s technology ranging from machine learning to interactive visualisations & educational storytelling. Recent projects include Ukraine is Here, Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove, Mali Magic, Woolaroo, Descent of the Serpent, Heritage on the Edge, Fabricius, Exploring the Maya World, & The Art & Soul of Mosul.