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Matija Strlic, UCL


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Heritage Science and where to find them

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Matija Strlic, UCL

  1. 1. Heritage Scientists and Where to Find Them Matija Strlic, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage
  2. 2. What do heritage scientists do? NHSS 2010
  3. 3. What do heritage scientists do? NHSS 2010 Report 1: Science for the management of heritage - materials and contexts within which they are found - decay mechanisms, their monitoring and management Report 2: Science to enhance our understanding of the past - scientific investigation of cultural heritage - public understanding and engagement with cultural heritage
  4. 4. What are their backgrounds? Public Domain, et al. Heritage Science 2014, 2:11
  5. 5. Where are they employed? Public Domain, et al. Heritage Science 2014, 2:11
  6. 6. Do they use or generate research? Public Domain, et al. Heritage Science 2014, 2:11
  7. 7. Differences between users and researchers Public Domain, et al. Heritage Science 2014, 2:11
  8. 8. Where are heritage scientists geographically? Public Domain,, May 2017 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 Shareofpublications(%) Year UK USA Italy China France
  9. 9. What fields do they identify with? Public Domain,, May 2017
  10. 10. How numerous are heritage scientists? Public Domain, Data for 2011. *International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base – 2013, BIS/13/1297 **ScienceDirect, May 2017 Academic researchers in UK* 163,505 Number of all articles by UK researchers** 16,207 Number of heritage science articles by UK researchers** 1,101 Heritage science academic researchers in UK 11,010 Heritage science proportion of UK researchers 6.7%
  11. 11. What is their economic impact? Public Domain, *Historic England, Heritage and the Economy, 2017 **[LR].pdf *** **** Heritage industry contribution to GVA (in England alone)* £11.9Bn (2% GVA) Number of people employed (in England)* 278,000 Conservation, repair and maintenance sector in England** £4.7Bn Economic benefits of privately-owned historic houses*** £1.6Bn Economic benefits of major UK museums and galleries**** £1.5Bn
  12. 12. What is their societal impact?
  13. 13. What can E-RIHS do? Public Domain, Through the E-RIHS Academy: • Foster collaborative and cross-disciplinary skills • Provide a common forum for STEM and SSH, users and researchers • Enable a shared identity through the Heritage Science Network
  14. 14. The project E-RIHS PP received funding from the European Union’s H2020 programme. H2020-INFRADEV-02-2016Grant Agreement n.739503 E-RIHS is a Project in the ESFRI Roadmap 2016 on the web Email Twitter @ERIHSuk Thank you