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Heritage Science – an introduction


Heritage Science is a field of study that has emerged within the last 15–20 years. It is principally the scientific study of cultural and historic artefacts to assist their conservation and preservation, to enable public access to our heritage, and for overall collection management. It uses analytical science to identify the composition of objects, to determine how they change and degrade over time, and how conservation treatments affect them. Analytical science is also used to understand anthropological issues and enhance the wider public understanding of heritage.

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11 Feb 2015
First published
23 Feb 2015

Anal. Methods, 2015,7, 2900-2901
Article type
AMC Technical Brief

Heritage Science – an introduction

Analytical Methods Committee, AMCTB No 66, Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 2900
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY90015H

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