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Face Lab Research team with a focus on Migrant Disaster Victim Identification

Face lab is a research group in the Institute of Art & Technology at Liverpool John Moores University. We carry out forensic/archaeological research and consultancy work, including craniofacial analysis, facial depiction and forensic art. Face Lab specializes in facial identity, population demographics, portraiture and depiction. From skeletal remains, death masks and portraits, we analyse, authenticate and/or depict the faces of key historical figures.  

In this particular line of research, our interest is in the identification of migrants who die in transit on their migratory journeys. This research was funded through a British Academy Knowledge Frontiers award. 

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