UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage



The work of staff and students at UCL ISH is supported by world-class research and teaching facilities.

VOC research
The state-of-the-art Heritage Science Laboratory at 29 Gordon Street, which opened in 2010, offers 100m2 of lab space for studying historic objects and environments. The lab houses an archive of reference historic sample materials, an invaluable source of study materials for collaborative, doctoral and Masters projects.

Meanwhile, the Mobile Heritage Lab, which UCL ISH received in 2015, is a unique research vehicle that enables scientific research as well as engagement with the public and professionals in museums, heritage and archaeological sites across the UK.

The equipment covers different areas of heritage science interest, such as environmental monitoring, imaging and chemical analysis and is available to any institution or organisation that wishes to propose a project.


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Heritage Science Laboratory

Mobile Heritage Laboratory

Mobile Heritage Lab