UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage



The impact of cultural heritage, and its sustainable conservation, reaches out far beyond the world of academia.

UCL ISH on BBC breakfast
The research carried out at UCL ISH informs the institute's teaching, benefits the partners that it works with, and, aims to push forward knowledge and understanding within heritage and scientific communities. But there’s often a wider audience for the institute's work.

To give the public a chance to learn about and evaluate UCL ISH work, the institute publishes best practice case studies that demonstrate the impact of research projects carried out at UCL ISH.

Public engagement is an important part of the institute's work. UCL ISH has disseminated its research through newspaper articles, television, poetry, stand-up comedy, public lectures and participation in public events at institutions such as the British Museum and the British Library.
Image: Matija Strlic and Cecilia Bembibre interviewed on BBC Breakfast for their research on smells of the past.Credit: BBC Breakfast