Dr Jim Cheshire - Programme Leader
Dr Cheshire is Director of Postgraduate Research in the School of History and Heritage and an experienced researcher and PhD supervisor. Jim works across History, Art History and Conservation and can offer advice to applicants about their ideas for research projects and their suitability for doctoral study. He will forward applications to the appropriate subject specialists within the School for assessment.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MPhil/PhD Conservation of Cultural Heritage
How You Study
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
Applicants with appropriate projects will be offered an interview with the programme leader and a subject specialist where they can discuss the details of their research proposal.
Research Areas and Topics
Research areas covered within the School include:
- Archaeological conservation
- Architectural paint research
- Collections management
- Conservation of a broad range of objects and material types
- Cultural heritage and climate change
- Material culture
- Paint and pigment analysis
- Preventive conservation
Current PhD topics include:
- Architectural Paint Research: Examining the theoretical and practice-based contributions to the conservation of built heritage
- Curating C18 culture: conservation, interpretation, and presentation of the Doddington Hall tapestries
- Ince and Mayhew and their place in Eighteenth-Century Furniture History
The University is home to Lincoln Conservation, a company that combines research, teaching, and commercial expertise http://www.lincolnconservation.co.uk
When opportunities arise, students may apply to work on live projects, providing the chance to gain professional experience.
How to Apply
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.
In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.
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Research at Lincoln
Our research themes cover a unique set of areas, reflecting our role as a civic university and our aspirations to become thought leaders.
There are opportunities to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Supporting your Research
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.