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2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage, and Archaeology

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Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) is an EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training supporting heritage science research. It holds an annual conference that is quickly becoming a key platform for showcasing research, innovation and best practice in the interpretation, conservation and management of cultural heritage. The 2nd SEAHA conference was held in Oxford on the 20-21st June 2016.

Speakers and presenters from the 29 podium talks and 65 poster presentations were selected and invited to submit a paper to this collection in Heritage Science based on their presentations to form this collection by the Guest Editors.

Edited by Prof. Heather Viles, Dr Yun Liu and Dr Karina Rodriguez Echavarria

  1. Research article

    ‘‘POLYGNOSIS’’: the development of a thesaurus in an Educational Web Platform on optical and laser-based investigation methods for cultural heritage analysis and diagnosis

    Due to their unique properties, laser and optical technologies hold today an important role in the protection and study of Cultural Heritage, since they are used in a wide range of demanding analytical and dia...

    Nikoleta Platia, Maria Chatzidakis, Corina Doerr, Lida Charami, Chrysoula Bekiari, Kristalia Melessanaki, Kostas Hatzigiannakis and Paraskevi Pouli

    Heritage Science 2017 5:50

    Published on: 20 December 2017

  2. Research article

    Developing a non-invasive tool to assess the impact of oxidation on the structural integrity of historic wool in Tudor tapestries

    Near infrared spectroscopy (NIR) can be a useful diagnostic tool in the assessment of quality in textile, agricultural and various other industries. In cultural heritage applications, NIR as a non-invasive ass...

    Nanette Kissi, Katherine Curran, Constantina Vlachou-Mogire, Tom Fearn and Lisa McCullough

    Heritage Science 2017 5:49

    Published on: 13 December 2017

  3. Research article

    Assessment of multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems for digitisation of a Russian icon

    In a study of multispectral and hyperspectral reflectance imaging, a Round Robin Test assessed the performance of different systems for the spectral digitisation of artworks. A Russian icon, mass-produced in M...

    Lindsay W. MacDonald, Tatiana Vitorino, Marcello Picollo, Ruven Pillay, Michał Obarzanowski, Joanna Sobczyk, Sérgio Nascimento and João Linhares

    Heritage Science 2017 5:41

    Published on: 12 September 2017