SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Sarah Hunt

PhD student, University College London

Project Title 

Mary Rose: Assessment of Environmental Risks during Display

Background & Summary of Project

My research investigates emissions from waterlogged archaeological wood and the consequences of these emissions during display.  With a focus on acetic acid emissions, I perform in and ex-situ off gas monitoring from wooden artefacts in the Mary Rose collection. From this data, we hope to improve guidelines regarding display of archaeological wood. In addition, to enable efficient and accurate monitoring of acetic acid, this project aims to develop a real time acetic acid sensor suitable for use inside display cases. This will enable future research into the effects of acetic acid inside museums. 


SEAHA roles 

  • SEAHA Conference co-chair 2016/2017


Hodgson, Sarah & Hunt, Sarah & Sørensen, Thomas & Thompson, Amber & Reynolds, Emily & Faulkner, Stephen & Goodwin, Andrew. (2016). Amalous Thermal Expansion and Luminescence Thermochromism in Silver(I) Dicyanamide. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2016. 10.1002/ejic.201600246.