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A light dosimeter for monitoring cultural heritage: development, testing and transfer to market (LIDO)

Objective

The aim of this project is to develop and test light dosimeters for application in museums. The new dosimeter will consist of sensitive dyes embedded in a polymer matrix and will be applied on a substrate (glass or paper). Laboratory and field studies will include investigations of the colour change of dosimeters to determine threshold values for light induced effects, time dependence, spectral sensitivity and synergetic effects with other parameters. Light dosimeters will provide a new tool for conservators and curators for quantifying the effect of light in museums before damage on sensitive objects occurs.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Bronnbach 28
97877 Wertheim
Germany

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Geoffroy-saint-hilaire 36
75005 Paris
DR. DIETER KOCKOTT UV-TECHNIK
Germany
Address
Vogelsbergerstr. 27
63456 Hanau
MINISTERE DE LA CULTURE ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
France
Address
36 Rue Geoffroy Saint-ilaire
75005 Paris
MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
Address
Rue Geoffroy-saint-hilaire 36
75005 Paris
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Panciatichi 64
50127 Firenze
PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
8 Stanford Street
NG1 7BQ Nottingham
STATE INSTITUTE FOR THE CARE OF HISTORICAL MONUMENTS
Czechia
Address
Valdstejnske Nam. 3
118 01 Praha 1
THE TRUSTEES OF THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
United Kingdom
Address
Cromwell Road South Kensington
SW7 2RL London