UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


Research projects

UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage 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
  • The Department of Culture, Media and Sport
  • The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee
  • UK research councils

These projects inlcude a diverse range of topics, including examining the effects of climate and climate change on historic objects and sites; studies of the conservation of plastic artefacts and the condition of books in major libraries; and analysing gaseous emissions and the smell of heritage objects.