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Studentships at Centre for Doctoral Training Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology

From: Matija Strlic <m.strlic<-a>
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Studentships (3 positions)
Centre for Doctoral Training Science and Engineering in Arts,
    Heritage and Archaeology

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 three new doctoral
studentships to start in 2014/2015:

    "Extracting epidemiological data from collections"

        The project addresses the slowly accumulating material
        change on heritage objects caused by environmental agents of
        deterioration (specifically temperature and humidity).  The
        hypothesis is that functions of material change can be
        derived from historic climate data and object documentation
        obtained over long periods of time, but that greater
        precision and lower uncertainty could be obtained by
        gathering real time data captured at higher frequency
        including photography, potentially acquired through
        crowd-sourcing.  This exceptionally exciting project is
        supported by the Getty Conservation Institute and is in
        collaboration with English Heritage.  Academic supervisor:
        Professor May Cassar, UCL Centre for Sustainable Heritage

    "Spectrally dependent light sensitivity of modern materials"

        Modern materials narrate the story of the 20th century.  The
        project will look into the light sensitivity of modern art
        and heritage materials, specifically into how the
        photodegradation of modern materials is spectrally
        dependent.  A photodegradation chamber with a spectrally
        adjustable light source will be constructed and used to
        understand how the spectral distribution of illuminants can
        be adjusted to improve the appearance of degraded objects to
        museum visitors.  The challenging and exciting doctoral
        project has been developed in collaboration with Philips
        Research and the Victoria and Albert Museum.  Academic
        supervisor: Dr Katherine Curran, UCL Centre for Sustainable
        Heritage

    "Collection Surveys as Part of Library Document Supply Chain"

        The project will look at how memory institutions could
        gather data about the 'health' of their collections using
        the recent developments in near infrared spectroscopy.  The
        premise of this project is that if in a library the
        surveying step is integrated in the document supply chain
        i.e.  from repository to reader, significant amounts of data
        could be collected at minimal cost and thus readily
        available for the purpose of preservation management.  This
        project has been developed in collaboration with Lichtblau
        e.K., The Bodleian Library and the Library of Congress.
        Academic supervisor: Professor Matija Strlic, UCL Centre for
        Sustainable Heritage

The positions are open until filled.

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

    <URL:http://www.seaha-cdt.ac.uk/opportunities/>

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:

    <URL:http://www.seaha-cdt.ac.uk>

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
    manager<-a t->seaha-cdt< . >ac< . >uk


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