UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage



Research at UCL ISH has implications for organisations from industry, culture and government.

From policymakers and cultural institutions to major companies, interest in heritage management and heritage science is continuing to grow.

UCL ISH share their research openly to create a shared knowledge environment with their partners, whether by engaging practitioners, professionals or policymakers in thier teaching, or involving UK and international academics, heritage and industry partners in their research.

The institute has collaborated with many of the world’s leading organisations in the field, including Historic Royal Palaces, English Heritage, the Getty Conservation Institute and UNESCO.

Case study: The Academic Heritage Partnership 

The Academic Heritage Partnership between the Institute for Sustainable Heritage and Historic England joins together a heritage academic department and a heritage public organisation. The partnership was created to strengthen the link between heritage public policy, practice and its broad academic research base. It is designed to enhance heritage education and training, research outputs, outcomes, skills and service. 
The partnership’s characteristics are a formal partnership agreement; shared personnel; an organisational structure to allow the sharing of resources between the institutions including staff, equipment, expertise and skills; collaborative education and training opportunities for students and heritage professionals; joint research projects; shared support for and participation in providing historic environment services and shared institutional networks. Stage 1 of the implementation of the AHP was the co-creation and delivery of a Connected Curriculum short course to pilot the Heritage Evidence Foresight and Policy MSc.

Contact our academic staff or the UCL ISH Administrator to find out more.