Heritage science resources

Useful articles, resources and links for heritage scientists

Heritage Science Group articles


Ethical Sampling Guidance


National Heritage Science Forum

The National Heritage Science Forum brings together the producers and users of heritage science to improve collaboration, help practitioners make better use of research, and demonstrate the public benefit of heritage science. Icon is a founding member of the forum. More information can be found on the the NHSF website.

Royal Society of Chemistry Heritage Science Expert Working Group

The aim of the Heritage Science Expert Working Group (EWG) is to promote the role and importance of analytical science in the cultural heritage sector. The group has produced a series of technical briefs that discuss specific analytical techniques needed to analyse historic materials and participate in and organisation events that promote awareness of analytical science. More information can be found on the Royal Society website.

Kit Catalogue

A database of equipment available for use by heritage researchers.  

HERie environmental risk modelling 

Roman Koz┼éowski present this valuable tool at an Icon Heritage Science Group lecture. He discussed the model, which allows for the quantitative assessment of risk of physical damage of cultural objects due to climate variations.