SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Rosie Brigham

PhD student, University College London

Project Title 

Towards citizen heritage science: monitoring of sites using smartphones and computer vision

Background & Summary of Project

My PhD project will be investigating to what extent crowdsourced images of heritage sites can be used for conservation monitoring. This will be done by getting visitors to submit their images with a hashtag #monumentmonitor via various social media channels before sorting them using machine learning and analysing them with machine vision. Interested? Check out monumentmonitor.com to find out more!

As an Art history student turned software developer this project is very much a culmination of all skills and interests. Going to a heritage site this weekend? Take a picture and tweet it with the hashtag #monumentmonitor and join in the crowdsourcing conservation project.



Brigham Rosie & Josep Grau-Bové.  Chapter 8: Citizen science in sustainable heritage conservation. Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Heritage (2022)

Brigham, Rosie & Grau-Bove, Josep & Rudnicka, Anna & Cassar, May & Strlic, Matija, Crowdsourcing as an Analytical Method: Metrology of Smartphone Measurements in Heritage ScienceAngewandte Chemie 130 (2018)