UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage



The quality and value of our research has been widely recognised.

The Smithsonian Institution has called it "world-leading". In 2010, with others, we were awarded the Europa Nostra Grand Prix for Research, for the Noah’s Ark project studying the effects of climate change on heritage buildings and sites.

UCL ISH research frequently forms the basis of advice to policy-makers, and our Director, Professor May Cassar, has served as special adviser to the inquiry by the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology into Science and Heritage.

We have four major research themes, more information about which can be found below.