UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


UCL ISH success at ICOM CC Conference, Copenhagen

26 September 2017

UCL ISH made an impact at the recent International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) Triennial Conference in Copenhagen, which ran from the 4-8th September 2017.

ICOM CC Conference

ICOM-CC has over 2600 members from all over the world, covering every aspect of the museum and conservation profession.  The ICOM-CC Triennial Conference is the most important event that the committee runs and brings together the members to report and review current research.  This year the theme was ‘Linking Past and Future’ and was attended by 994 people from all over the world.

Nine people from UCL ISH travelled to Copenhagen to present oral presentations and posters, including both staff and students.  Two others had their research presented in their absence, due to unavoidable commitments.  The SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training was well-represented with six students presenting – a great testament to the quality of the students’ research!

Some of the UCL ISH contributions included a presentation on the development of sensors for acetic acid monitoring from archaeological wood, the use of data mining in heritage collections, the role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in heritage science, the use of hyperspectral imaging to analyse Islamic paper, the use of digital imaging correlation (DIC) for monitoring the condition of lined paintings, the nature of smells as heritage and the role of air flow in inhibiting mould growth on heritage materials.

ICOM-CC was a great opportunity to showcase the quality and the breadth of research currently ongoing at UCL ISH, including the research being undertaken by SEAHA students.

See the ICOM-CC website for further information.

Picture: Katherine Curran presents her research on VOC emissions from heritage objects. Credit Matija Strlic.