UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage



At UCL ISH, we identify new fields of research with stakeholders. We are challenged by the complexity of cross-disciplinary research and the tantalising potential of solving "real world" problems.

We believe that our commitment to working with heritage and industry partners is essential for effective cultural heritage research. UCL ISH has pioneered postgraduate teaching in the area and successfully put sustainable heritage on the map of heritage, industry, policy-makers and the scientific community.

Most of UCL ISH’s research spans subjects in the arts and humanities and the hard sciences, which means expertise is drawn from across many disciplines, not just within UCL ISH, but also from the UCL Cultural Heritage Network, a community of experts in departments across UCL with an interest in cultural heritage work.

Explore the breadth of our research across the following sections: