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Nano-materials for the conservation and preservation of movable and immovable artworks

Objective

The main objective of the NANOFORART proposal is the development and experimentation of new nano-materials and responsive systems for the conservation and preservation of movable and immovable artworks.
While the progress in material science has generated sophisticated nanostructured materials, conservation of cultural heritage is still mainly based on traditional methods and conventional materials that often lack the necessary compatibility with the original artworks and a durable performance in responding to the changes of natural environment and man-made activities.
The main challenge of NANOFORART is the combination of sophisticated functional materials arising from the recent developments in nano-science/technology with innovative techniques in the restoration and preventive conservation of works of art, with unprecedented efficiency.
The research activity will be focused on the development of manageable methodologies, based on nanosized structures and with a low environmental impact.
The main tasks include the production of dispersions of nanoparticles, micellar solutions, microemulsions and gels, in order to offer new reliable pathways to restore and preserve works of art by combining the main features and properties of soft and hard-matter systems for cultural heritage conservation and preservation.
In the second part of the project great importance will be given to technology transfer to SMEs that will play an important role in the standardization of applicative protocols, in the up-scale and commercialization of technology and in the evaluation of the eco-toxicity of nano-materials.
A fundamental part of the project is also related to the role of end-users. Important museums, such as the National Museum of Anthropology and History of Mexico City and the National Museum of Denmark, will validate the technology and the methods developed in the first part of the project, and provide training activities and dissemination of the developed techniques.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-NMP-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PERLO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE
Address
Via Della Lastruccia 3
50019 Firenze
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 479 880
Administrative Contact
Piero Baglioni (Prof.)

Participants (15)

MINISTERIO DE CULTURA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 090
Address
Plaza Del Rey 1
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marián Del Egido (Ms.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ANTROPOLOGIA E HISTORIA
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 128 256
Address
Cordoba 45 Delegacion Cuautemoc
06700 Mexico Distrito Federal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diana Magaloni Kerpel (Dr.)
NATIONALMUSEET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 92 040
Address
Frederiksholms Kanal 12
1220 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Brajer (Dr.)
MINISTERIO DE EDUCACION, CULTURA Y DEPORTE
Spain
Address
Plaza Del Rey 1
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marián Del Egido (Ms.)
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 408 000
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Matteazzi (Prof.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 304 177
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
UNIVERZITA PARDUBICE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 149 620
Address
Studentska 95
532 10 Pardubice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jitka Genserova (Ms.)
BIRKBECK COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 294 672
Address
Malet Street
WC1E 7HX London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Craig Bryce (Mr.)
ZFB ZENTRUM FUR BUCHERHALTUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 403 726
Address
Buecherstrasse 1
04347 Leipzig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Anders (Dr.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE ET DE RESTAURATION DES MUSEES DE FRANCE

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Des Pyramides 6
75041 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clotilde Boust (Dr.)
CHEVALIER AURELIA
France
EU contribution
€ 162 900
Address
Rue Saint Jacques 289
75005 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aurelia Chevalier (Dr.)
SIT Transportes Internacionales S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 59 400
Address
Av. Fuentemar 13
28823 Coslada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Tabuenca García (Mrs.)
GEMA ART GROUP AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 105 779
Address
Hastalska 27
11000 Prague
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alena šindelářová (Ms.)
MORANA RTD DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 98 736
Address
Oslica 1B
1295 Ivancna Gorica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jana Kolar (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 92 400
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Marcomini (Prof.)