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Heritage Science in Scotland

This conference has now finished.

A one day conference looking at current scientific research into heritage matters
Tuesday 7th September 2010, Glasgow Science Centre

Thermal imaging of the Paisley fountain and a laser cleaning trial on ironwork

Thermal imaging of Paisley fountain             Laser cleaning trial on ironwork

The forthcoming Heritage Science in Scotland Conference will be officially opened by Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland. The programme will include topics of interest to both scientists and non-scientists alike, including building professionals and local authorities.


The programme will  include topics such as thermal imaging (used in the condition assessment of traditional buildings), synchrotron radiation (used particularly in conjunction with earth buildings as an aid to understanding how they were constructed and how they decay) and a new tool which is in the process of being developed with olfactory ‘smell’ technology to evaluate old books without the need of invasive testing.  Please see the attached booking form for the full programme and further details of the conference.

Delegates will be free to tour the Glasgow Science Centre during coffee breaks and lunch, and there will also be an optional visit to the Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art.

More information on the speakers and programme

Conference fee

The delegate fee for the day is just £35 (including lunch), and students presenting a poster can register free of charge (see attached booking form for further details).

To book your place

We very much hope you will be able to join us. To book a place please see the  PDF icon booking form [pdf, 1mb] and either call us on 0131- 668 8683 or email the required information to . You can also post your details and payment to:

Historic Scotland Conservation Group
Technical Outreach & Education
Romm G33
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Contact Us

For further information please contact us on 0131 668 8683 or email

Contact us

Historic Scotland
Conservation Group
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
0131 668 8668

Email: HS Conservation Group