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ENDORSING SAFEGUARDING, PROTECTION, AND PROVENANCE MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

Project description

Safeguarding and protecting cultural heritage sites and artefacts

Cultural heritage around the globe suffers from wars, natural disasters and human negligence. Cultural goods (CGs) are put at risk through several anthropogenic actions: theft, smuggling and illicit trade, looting and demolition of archaeological sites, or simply neglect of heritage sites. Illicit trade has expanded dramatically, especially in areas affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters. Innovative efforts to protect and preserve cultural heritage are needed. The EU-funded ENIGMA project will work to protect cultural heritage and artefacts. It will focus on technologies enhancing identification, traceability and provenance research of CGs, and safeguarding and monitoring endangered heritage sites. ENIGMA will also collaborate with stakeholders to enhance their role in the preservation and improvement of databases, as well as the introduction of preventive measures.

Objective

ENIGMA shall achieve excellence in the protection of CGs and artefacts from man-made threats by contributing to identification, traceability, and provenance research of CGs as well as by safeguarding and monitoring of endangered heritage sites. ENIGMA objectives are designed to help the involved stakeholders better respond to this complex, and multi-dimensional problem, and leverage active collaboration by fostering and enabling interlinking of databases, and evidence-based deployment of preventative measures.

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Net EU contribution
€ 702 500,00
Address
KEDEA BUILDING, TRITIS SEPTEMVRIOU, ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
546 36 THESSALONIKI
Greece

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Region
Βόρεια Ελλάδα Κεντρική Μακεδονία Θεσσαλονίκη
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 702 500,00

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