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Studentships at Centre for Sustainable Heritage, UCL

From: Matija Strlic <m.strlic<-a>
Date: Monday, May 26, 2014
Doctoral studenships (2 positions)
Centre for Doctoral Training Science and Engineering in Arts,
    Heritage and Archaeology, UCL

The Centre for Doctoral Training Science and Engineering in Arts,
Heritage and Archaeology at UCL, University of Oxford and University
of Brighton is delighted to be offering two exceptionally exciting
doctoral studentships.

"Comparison of painting lining methods for historic house

    This research project, co-funded by English Heritage, will
    investigate the risks posed by historic house environments on
    the physical integrity of lined canvas paintings. The research
    is intended to break new ground in terms of non-invasively
    monitoring the physical stresses occurring at the paint/canvas
    interface, through coupling mechanical analysis with
    spectroscopic and relaxation techniques, it will provide a means
    of condition assessment of paintings on open display. Current
    re-lining treatments will be assessed in terms of performance in
    uncontrolled environments with the ultimate aim of formulating
    best practice guidelines.

    Based at: UCL Department of History of Art
    Academic supervisor: Dr Emma Richardson
    Application Deadline: 30 June 2014

"Online Collections Modelling Tool"

    In the last decade, environmental and energy concerns have led
    to widespread re-examination of scientific evidence supporting
    environmental guidelines for heritage collections. This project,
    co-funded by the Smithsonian Institution's Museum Conservation
    Institute, will develop computational modelling of damage
    processes as a key tool to provide such evidence, through an
    open online platform enabling users to interactively upload,
    visualise and examine data. By engaging with conservation
    practitioners, case studies will be developed promoting the
    development of preventive conservation guidelines.

    Based at: UCL Centre for Sustainable Heritage
    Academic supervisor: Dr Matija Strlic
    Application deadline: 11 July 2014

For more information on the projects, partners and supervisors,
please visit:


The UK EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering
in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) is an 8-year initiative
(2014-2022) to establish an infrastructure to meet challenges set by
the heritage sector, industry and government. Working with heritage
and industry partners, SEAHA students will create, innovate or use
sensors, instrumentation, imaging, digital and creative technologies
to improve our understanding of heritage, to develop science and
engineering capabilities and to benefit the economy.

For more information on SEAHA, please visit:


Any enquiries should be emailed to

    Selina McCarthy
    SEAHA Centre Manager (Temporary)
    Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
    University College London
    Central House
    14 Upper Woburn Place
    London WC1H 0NN
    +44 203 1085947ext 55947)
    selina.mccarthy<-a t->ucl< . >ac< . >uk

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