One of the Forum's aims is to build capacity for heritage science through supporting and promoting opportunities available for training in this field, and raising awareness of heritage as a career.
The strategic framework theme of a skilled and diverse heritage science community has five associated strategic outcomes
- Increased engagement with heritage science at school age
- Technical skills and knowledge to address present needs and future requirements of heritage
- A range of accessible apprenticeships and postgraduate opportunities
- Recognition of heritage science as an attractive career
- Citizen heritage scientists
Careers in Heritage Science: opportunities and constraints
NHSF has published the findings of their report with Culture Syndicates CIC on pathways into training and careers in heritage science.
Training opportunities in heritage science
If you are interested in training as a heritage scientist, see our list of organisations that provide either placements or funding for work-based placements, or both.
Profiles of heritage scientists in training
View profiles of recent trainees describing their experience of entry into the heritage science profession.
Heritage Science resources for the National Curriculum
Resources to support the incorporation of heritage science elements into National Curriculum science programmes
Citizen Heritage Science
The heritage science strategic framework identified citizen heritage science as a way to help more people benefit form an enhanced quality of life through engagement with heritage.
Workshop on ‘What can heritage science do for you?’
In partnership with the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), we ran a one-day workshop at the British Library on Tuesday 12 March 2019 to explore the benefits of heritage science…