UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


SEAHA to take part in UCL International Year of Light festival

22 April 2015


SEAHA are pleased to announce their participation in On Light, a two-day UCL festival celebrating the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, in partnership with Wellcome Trust. The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, 2015 (IYL 2015) is a United Nations observance that aims to raise awareness of the achievements of light science and its applications, and its importance to humankind.

Join our heritage scientists to learn how infrared, ultraviolet, and thermal imaging can assist in the understanding of an object’s material composition, art historical investigations as well as artist techniques and intentions. Participants will be invited to analyse objects in our new Mobile Heritage Lab using different light sources to discover hidden details, take thermal ‘selfies’ and explore how the use of hyperspectral imaging can aid art conservation practices.

On the day visitors can also take part in a record breaking attempt to create the world’s largest cyanotype print, visit the Institute of Making to learn about light manipulating materials, and venture into ‘The Cabinet’ – showcasing some of the weird and wonderful objects from UCL Museums and Collections.

For more information on all the UCL and Wellcome Trust activities please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pace/news/March2015/On-Light.

The event will be located the UCL Bloomsbury Campus and will run from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, May 2nd 2015.