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Degradation and conservation of granitic rocks in monuments

The European Commission, DG XII, has published a report on degradation and conservation of granitic rocks in monuments, as part of a series on the protection and conservation of Europe's cultural heritage, published under the Environment and Climate research programme.

The re...
The European Commission, DG XII, has published a report on degradation and conservation of granitic rocks in monuments, as part of a series on the protection and conservation of Europe's cultural heritage, published under the Environment and Climate research programme.

The report contains the proceedings of a workshop held in the granitic city of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in November 1994 at which the results of two projects funded by the Commission were presented:

- Conservation of granitic rocks with application to the megalithic monuments;
- Granitic materials and historic monuments: study of the factors and mechanisms of weathering and application to historical heritage conservation.

Following the presentation of these projects, the conference aimed to provide a forum for a review of the state-of-the-art in the EU and to promote mutual exchanges of information on common strategies for future research in the area of granite monuments conservation.

Source: European Commission, DG XII

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