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Tailored strategies for the conservation and restoration of archaeological value Cu-based artefacts from Mediterranean countries

Objective

A significant degree of understanding of degradation causes of archaeological Cu-based artefacts has been recently developed in Europe. In addition to the traditional methodologies, this understanding allows to propose new methods for restoration and conservation. The aim of this project is to systematically identify the degradation causes of well-defined groups of Cu-based archaeological value artefacts selected as a function of the archaeological context. Starting from this knowledge, innovative or traditional methods, anchored in local actions, will be used for the restoration and conservation of the archaeological artefacts after validation tests carried out on Cu-based reference alloys with a micro chemical structure similar to that of ancient alloys. The project therefore intends to develop and validate tailored approaches for stopping degradation and for preventing further damage in Museum show boxes and deposits.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Address
Via Piero Gobetti, 101
40129 Bologna
Italy

Participants (10)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
8,Avenida De Gregorio Del Amo 8
28040 Madrid
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Egypt
Address
Maydan El Tahir
Cairo
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE
Tunisia
Address
Route Touristique De Soliman
2050 Hamman-lif
INSTITUT NATIONAL DU PATRIMOINE
Tunisia
Address
Rue De La Victoire, 10
2000 Le Bardo
JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Jordan
Address

21110 Irbed
NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE
Egypt
Address
El Tahnir Street
12311 El Doqqi
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino (Turin)
UNIVERSITY DJILLALI LIABES OF SIDI-BEL-ABBES
Algeria
Address
Rue Des Figuiers,
22000 Sidd-bel-abbes
UNIVERSITY OF EGE
Turkey
Address

35040 Bornova
YARMOUK UNIVERSITY
Jordan
Address
Aydoun Street
21163 Irbed