Supported by the AHRC Capability for Collections fund and the UKRI World Class Laboratories fund, NeMCAS facilitates the full process of research, analysis, recording, conservation and display of material culture and collections held across the north-east, accessible to the wider research community within the UK, Europe and beyond. NeMCAS is a partnership between Newcastle and the Great North Museum and will enable new and exciting collection based research and development of our heritage science capabilities.
We welcome enquiries from researchers and professionals about developing collaborative and commercial projects using the NeMCAS facilities. For PhD and postdoctoral projects, we would advise getting in touch with your potential supervisor(s) in the first instance. If you are unsure who to contact please get in touch with the lab director Dr Lisa-Marie Shillito - see contact page for details.
At the GNM, facilities include Bookeye A2 scanner for archival and document scanning along with a Leica DM750 routine microscope to enable on-site assessment of objects prior to more advances analyses in the campus laboratories. The campus based facilities are located in the research microscope room KGVI 2.61. Sample preparation facilities for a wide range of materials include soils, sediments, ceramics, glass and more are available in the adjacent Earthslides laboratories KGVI B.37-39. The two sites are located within 5 minutes walk of each other.
Registered users can access our online equipment booking system on Bookkit.