Our knowledge of the past is odourless

Yet, smells play a powerful role in our daily lives and can be considered part of our intangible cultural heritage. Smell of Heritage explores the identification, analysis and archival of smells, from determining and describing culturally significant aromas, to the scientific techniques that can help us capture and understand the compounds that make them.

We also look at ways of archiving smell metadata and preserving odours for future generations.

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