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Dr Mona Hess
1.26/2
Am Zwinger 4
Bamberg
Germany
96047
Appointment
  • Honorary Senior Research Associate
  • Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography
Mona is leading the MSc in Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation at the University of Bamberg in Germany and has been teaching on undergraduate and graduate courses across faculties and departments at UCL. She was the module coordinator for 'Technologies in Arts and Cultural Heritage' for the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences. Mona is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy through UCL Arena - An international recognition of a commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education demonstrating practice aligned with UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).

Mona has graduate degrees in architecture and heritage conservation, and holds a PhD in 3D imaging metrology for cultural heritage and offers a cross-disciplinary approach for 3D imaging metrology, and 3D virtual reconstruction and 3D printing in cultural heritage, arts & humanities and for creative industries.

Mona is also taking on collaborative project work and consultancies with industry and heritage institutions. She is an active member of the international Digital Heritage community, lastly through the participation at the EU e-Cost action COSCH (Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage, TD1201).

From 2008 to 2017 she has been working as researcher at UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering and UCL Culture (UCL Museums and Collections). Specialized in 3D colour imaging and replica for museum objects she has taken on projects within University College London (E-Curator "3D colour scans for remote object identification and assessment", workshop ‘Life cycle of a digital object’ and 3DPetrie), for museums in London (British Museum - Solomon Islands Canoe, Science Museum, Cortauld Institute of Art) but also internationally (Università degli studi Lecce/Italy, CULTNAT Egypt, University of Virginia/ USA). Please see Research Activities for more information.

Research Summary
Research Interests:

digital heritage, 3D imaging of artefacts and spaces, digital documentation of cultural heritage, digital archives for buildings and museum objects, issues in heritage conservation and conservation science, teaching

Teaching Summary

Teaching since 2017/10

  • Course coordinator and director of studies for the MSc Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation at the University of Bamberg
  • Lead of modules "Object acquisition" and "Introduction of Digital Technologies in heritage Conservation"

Teaching activities 2008-2017

  • Module coordinator "Technologies in Arts and Cultural Heritage" (BASc2082), Interdisciplinary elective module, Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2014-2017 module development, co-teaching, coordination)
  • Photogrammetry at Llynn Brianne, field course - Lampeter (CEGE2007-TI:FS), Field Studies and Surveying for MENg BEng at UCL CEGE
  • Terrestrial data acquisition (CEGEG084) at UCL CEGE (support)
  • Lecture 'Digital Reconstruction' in MRes Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology, UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment
  • Lecture and practical for MA Issues in Conservation - Understanding objects (ARCLG142) and Principles of Conservation (ARDLG139), UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • Course 3D Meshmix at the Summer School of the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc)
  • Lecture and practical for MA Digital Resources in the Humanities (INSTG008), UCL Information Studies
  • 3D scanning and low cost scanning classes for the Institute of Making, UCL Engineering
  • Lecture for MA in Wall Painting Conservation, Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Seminar for MA in Digital Anthropology, UCL Anthropology
Appointments
01-OCT-2017 Professor for Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation Institute for Archaeology, Heritage Scienes and Art History Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany
27-SEP-2017 Honorary Senior Research Associate UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
13-JAN-2014 Research Associate, Research Manager and Facilitator UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-NOV-2012 Research Associate UCL Public and Cultural Engagement UCL, United Kingdom
15-JAN-2008 Reseach Assistant UCL Museums and Public Engagement UCL, United Kingdom
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