Prof May Cassar

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Biography

Professor May Cassar is the Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage.  May currently directs the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology, a multi-million pound UK Government investment to educate to doctoral level the next generation of heritage scientists.  As the Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council/Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Science and Heritage Programme (2007-2014) and as Special Adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on Science and Heritage (2005-2006), May has led the resurgence of heritage science research activity in the UK over the last decade for which she has been recognised by the Royal Warrant Holders’ Association with the award of the Plowden Gold Medal in 2012.  May was until December 2015, founding Chairman of the UK National Heritage Science Forum and is currently a member of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Science Advisory Council.  At an international level, May has worked on projects with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, European Parliament, European Commission and National Governments to develop strategic approaches to the preservation of cultural heritage.  May’s long-standing area of research interest is preventive conservation with a particular focus on the impact of climate change on cultural heritage.

Research Summary

 

Research outputs

My historic environment 2014 Cassar M,Fouseki K
Editorial: Energy efficiency in heritage buildings - Future challenges and research needs 2014 Fouseki K,Cassar M
Environmentally induced colour change during natural degradation of selected polymers 2014 Pastorelli G,Cucci C,Garcia O,Piantanida G,Elnaggar A,Cassar M,Strlič M
Looking beneath Dalí's paint: Non-destructive canvas analysis 2014 Oriola M,Možir A,Garside P,Campo G,Nualart-Torroja A,Civil I,Odlyha M,Cassar M,Strlič M
Environmentally induced colour change during natural degradation of selected polymers 2013 Pastorelli G,Cassar M,Strlič M,Cucci C,Garcia O,Piantanida G,Elnaggar A
Damage functions in heritage science 2013 Strlič M,Thickett D,Taylor J,Cassar M
Climate change mitigation strategies for mechanically controlled repositories: Thecase of The National Archives, Kew 2012 Hong SH,Strlič M,Ridley I,Ntanos K,Bell N,Cassar M
The past and the future of chromogenic colour photographs: lifetime modelling using near-infrared spectroscopy & enhancement using hypoxia 2012 Fenech A,Strlic M,Cassar M
Energy Reduction and the Conservation of Cultural Heritage: a Review of Past, Present and Forthcoming Initiatives 2011 Cassar M
The effect of volatile organic compounds and hypoxia on paper degradation 2011 Strlic M,Cigic IK,Mozir A,de Bruin G,Kolar J,Cassar M
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Research activities

EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology
BSGS dissolved
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After 22 successful years The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies was dissolved this summer. All teaching, research and partnership activity will be continued by the following entities:



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Teaching staff and programme content remain unchanged and we promise that the quality of your experience at The Bartlett will be as good as it’s ever been.


UCL Institute for Environmental Design & Engineering


UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


The Bartlett Space Syntax Laboratory