UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage



UCL ISH research engages with complex, real-world heritage issues that demand world-class research expertise from numerous disciplines.

Carolien research
UCL ISH collaborates on projects with distinguished partners, such as:
  • Tate
  • the Smithsonian Institution
  • Dyson
  • Philips
  • Department of Culture, Media and Sport
  • the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee
  • UK research councils

The focus of these projects ranges from examining the effects of climate and climate change on historic objects and sites, to studies of the conservation of plastic artefacts and the condition of books in major libraries, to analysing gaseous emissions and the smell of heritage objects.