Heritage Science Laboratory Ljubljana

About Us

Welcome to the Heritage Science Laboratory at the University of Ljubljana. The lab is based at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology and consists of a diverse group of researchers addressing interdisciplinary heritage science research questions. These often require cutting edge scientific skills and facilities, but also a highly collaborative approach to research. To read more about what shapes our research philosophy, consider this editorial by the Lab lead, professor Matija Strlič.

We have led EU collaborative projects focussed on the development of non-destructive characterisation of cultural heritage (SurveNIRPAPYLUM), and collaborated in projects on the development and evaluation of new conservation interventions (InkCorLaclepa) and preventive conservation strategies (APACHEPaperVOC). Recently, our work has focused on the development of heritage science infrastructure (E-RIHS PP, Iperion HS, E-RIHS.si) and new methods to be be offered to users in the future European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science, including its Slovenian node.  

Sustainable Management of Cultural Heritage in the Balkans

Integrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science

 Active & intelligent PAckaging materials and display cases as a tool for preventive conservation of Cultural Heritage

The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science Preparatory Phase

Professor of Analytical Chemistry at University of Ljubljana and Professor of Heritage Science at University College London, and the Lab lead

Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Head of the Analytical Chemistry Department at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Head of the Research Institute at the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia (IPCHS) 

 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

 

 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Faculty Assistant in Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Tehnology

PhD student of Chemical Sciences at University of Ljubljana

 

PhD student of Chemical Sciences at University of Ljubljana

 

Laboratory manager

Below is a list of the main laboratory facilities, organised in meaningful headings, available to our researchers and anyone wishing to collaborate with us. We specialise particularly in environmental monitoring and assessment, as well as characterisation of heritage materials.

  • Temperature/RH Monitoring
  • VOC Monitoring
  • Lux Monitoring
  • CO2 Monitoring

  • Climatic Chambers (T, RH)
  • Pollution Ageing
  • Light Ageing
  • Thermal Desorption (TDS)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Mass Spectrometry (MS)
  • Size-Exclusion Chrom. (SC)
  • Ion Chromatography (IC)
  • High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Colorimetry
  • Microfadometry
  • IR and NIR