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Prof May Cassar
Floor 4, Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
London
WC1H 0NN
Appointment
  • Professor of Sustainable Heritage
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
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.
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Academic Background
1991 MSc Master of Science – Architecture and Engineering University College London
1982 BSc Bachelor of Science – Archaeological conservation University of Malta
1976 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – History University of Malta
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