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Using future tech to protect the past.

Our Cultural Heritage research is changing how we see our past and preserving it for the future.

We bring together science, engineering, arts and humanities to develop innovative ways to reveal, record and help restore priceless artefacts and protected monuments.

We respond to challenges at home and across the globe, helping develop solutions such as the creation of a virtual reconstruction of Nottingham Castle, digital models to save the Hawara Pyramid in Egypt, or preserving Old Mosul’s traditions. Researchers have employed non-invasive imaging to conserve the Leonardo da Vinci painting Saint John the Baptist at the Louvre and used astronomy imaging techniques to accurately date 800 year-old Tibetan Buddhist cave temple paintings.

Through innovation and collaboration, our ingenious research methods are reimagining research, shaping policy and redefining heritage science.

Global Heritage

Our Cultural Heritage research is drawn from the strategic research theme of Global Heritage.

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