I wrote this article for the Museums Association Museum Practice magazine in September 2012. The link to the article is here, but unfortunately although I wrote the article for free it remains behind a paywall so I thought I would air it here.

Heritage science is a relatively new discipline – University College London began teaching the first course in 2011 as a master’s of research, so the four pioneering students (including myself) have finished the teaching side of the course and are now working on individual research projects on which our dissertations will be based. Two of us are already working for heritage organisations.

Taking on a master’s of research in heritage science is a big task especially since this subject is so interdisciplinary; it is about where geology and heritage meet, presenting an interesting and continually challenging environment to study in.

The heritage science domain is a…

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