Staff maintain very active research profiles, with regular attendances at key national and international conferences, and as invited speakers at a wide variety of other institutions’ research seminars. Staff also present their most recent research findings as part of the School of History and Heritage’s regular seminar series. Recent events at Lincoln include international conferences on ‘Travel in the Nineteenth Century’, ‘Cultures of Curating’ – the 6th conference of the Museums and Galleries Group, 'Land Taxation: a Policy for the Future?', and 'Cultivating Empire: Exploration, Science and Literature'.
The Centre forms a focus for our research in conservation, cultural history and the application of this research through the heritage sector. Conservators, scientists and historians work closely together to share the strengths of their respective methodologies. The centre draws on the commercial activity of Lincoln Conservation and also houses the Historic and Ancient Materials Research Group and a growing archive of paint and wallpaper samples from historic interiors across the country.