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 require 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