Heritage, consultancy and research

The University of Leicester is home to two organisations which collaborate with the wider heritage sector to undertake research and consultancy.

University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) is an independent archaeological unit embedded in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, and undertakes a wide range of commercial and research archaeological projects all over the UK.

The Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), part of our School of Museum Studies carries out commissioned research and evaluations, bringing theoretical and empirical rigour to cultural questions concerning the contemporary, historic and future museum.

Our academics in Archaeology, History and Museum Studies undertake research and consultancy work in the following areas:

  • Visioning exercises and strategic plans
  • Archaeological consultancy
  • Public engagement and audience development plans (for Heritage Lottery Fund bids, individual museums and heritage sites)
  • Audits of the history and heritage of a particular area
  • Heritage interpretation projects (for the redevelopment of buildings and regeneration areas)
  • Business histories (to help you promote and market your company)
  • Evaluation (of all scales of project)
  • Training for oral history and community archaeology projects

Our customers

  • Local authorities
  • Developers
  • Oil and petrochemical companies
  • UNESCO
  • British Council
  • UK and overseas government culture departments
  • English Heritage
  • Museum Trusts
  • Community Groups
  • Charitable Trusts and NGOs

To find out more, contact: 

Emma Dwyer
Head of Research and Enterprise Partnerships
ed136@le.ac.uk
+44 (0)116 223 1575