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Developing new analytical techniques and materials for monitoring and protecting metal artefacts and monuments from the Mediterranean region

Objective

Museums and historical sites in the Mediterranean region are made up of collections from Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, and Islamic periods that are witnesses to that past. However, objects made of metals tend to suffer the most in terms of their prese rvation. The high relative humidity and sea salt contained in the air does not help the situation, where if these metal objects are left untreated and unprotected they may become completely mineralised. The preventive strategy taken to avoid such losse s will differ from most European countries, since it is not practical to demand that such collections be housed in strict environmentally controlled areas or retreated on a regular basis, given the extent of such collections and the economies of these c ountries. Our project proposes to establish and promote a preventive strategy designed for the Mediterranean region by developing an approach to monitor and protect metals collections using state of the art portable scientific techniques and new corros ion inhibitors and/or coatings that are safe and effective to use.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-MPC-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

TECHNICAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ATHENS
Address
Ag. Spyridonos
Aigaleo
Greece

Participants (20)

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY- HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
Heraklion
HERITAGE MALTA
Malta
Address
Old University Buildings, Merchants Street
Valletta
SVUOM LTD.
Czechia
Address
U Mestanskeho Pivovaru 934
Praha
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LASER ENHANCED SCIENCE
Egypt
Address
El-horrya, Heliopolis
2395 Cairo
CERCLE DES PARTENAIRES DU PATRIMOINE LABORATOIRE DE RECHERCHE DES MONUMENTS HISTORIQUES
France
Address
29 Rue De Paris
Champs Sur Marne
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"
Greece
Address
Patriarchou Grigoriou & Neapoleos
Aghia Paraskevi, Attikis
YARMOUK UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Jordan
Address
University Street
Irbid
ROYAL SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY - MECHANICAL DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Jordan
Address
Ahmad Trawneh St., Al-jubaiha
Amman
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
Torino
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7
Roma
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
9, Iroon Polytechniou Str.
Zographou-athens
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGATIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
C/. Serrano, 117
Madrid
NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER
Egypt
Address
El-tahrir Street
Dokki - Cairo
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Egypt
Address
Maydan El Tahir
Cairo
JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Jordan
IBN TOFAIL UNIVERSITY - FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Morocco
Address
Street Of The Faculties
Kenitra
EGE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF PROTOHISTORY AND NEAR EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY
Turkey
Address
Ege University, Department Of Protohistory And Near Eastern Archaeology
Bornova-izmir
MINISTERE DE CULTURE - GENERALE DIRECTORATE OF ANTIQUITIES AND MUSEUMS
Syria
Address
Qaser Al-heir Street
Damascus
UNIVERSITY OF ALEPPO
Syria
UNIVERSITA' TA' MALTA
Malta
Address
Dept. Of Metallurgy And Materials Engineering, Faculty Of Engineering, University Of Malta, Tal-qroqq
Msida