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Mission statement

The Cultural Heritage Research Group is dedicated to advancing heritage science, enhancing the preservation and interpretation of material culture through cutting edge collaborative research, training and outreach.

Heritage science is an emerging discipline. Effective management, sustainable preservation and innovative interpretation of cultural heritage requires state of the art tools and expertise that only natural sciences can deliver.

A collection of rare books and manuscripts in a building designed by Gordon Bunshaft

The Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Yale University uses the latest achievements in heritage science to protect archive collections