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SYstem for Digitization and Diagnosis in ART Applications

Objective

Cultural heritage monitoring comprehends a sum of technologies, protocols and studies which need to be modernized and automated to reduce costs and process time. Current spectroscopy permits the study and characterisation of the surface of artworks by the inspection of specific spectral bands, by means of different techniques. As a consequence, the sets of results are often difficult or slow to link, compare or process in order to generate global information about the piece-in-study. In this way, a set of analysis processes must be performed over the artwork, involving piece moving, manipulation, transportation, etc, and therefore putting the artwork at risk of deterioration. The main target of SYDDARTA is to develop a pre-industrial prototype for diagnosing the deterioration on movable assets by the acquisition of 3D-hyperspectral imaging through scanning non-destructive techniques. Such images contain spectroscopic information of the piece to be analysed in different bands of the spectrum, giving chemical composition information of the different materials and layers in the actual 3D surface by means of a very narrow screening bandwidth and the use of volumetric digitisation. These analyses are carried out combining mapping, spectroscopic and image processing techniques, based on tunable filters and customised light sources. The expected prototype will be a new portable type of equipment to use in the preventive conservation and monitoring of movable cultural assets and will provide enormous data sets by non-destructive characterisation techniques. Moreover, the equipment will make use a specific database of materials and pigments monitoring that will be exploited as well. The merging of the technologies involved will be suitable for fast authentication and traceability of cultural assets and will improve the monitoring and conservation of artworks in general, as well as facilitating art digitisation sharing between the cultural organisations across Europe. In addition, the expected project results will not be specific to the art and heritage cultural sector, and may be applied to other fields of research, engineering or industry, for example, for biomedicine, manufacturing, food industry, chemistry or recycling. This means a wider market impact and a greater societal benefit inside and out the European Union.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

ASOCIATION INDUSTRIAL DE OPTICA COLOR E IMAGEN (AIDO)
Address
Calle Nicolas Copernico 7 Parque Tecnologico
46980 Paterna, Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 305 760
Administrative Contact
Carmen Gascó Fortea (Ms.)

Participants (10)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 197 076
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 246 740
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hoekstra (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 112 779
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cristina Sabbioni (Dr.)
XENICS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 237 363
Address
Ambachtenlaan 44
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Vermeiren (Mr.)
VIALUX MESSTECHNIK + BILDVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 200
Address
Am Erlenwald 10
09128 Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Höfling (Dr.)
AVANTES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 123 750
Address
Oude Apeldoornseweg 28
7333 NS Apeldoorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benno Oderkerk (Mr.)
GOOCH & HOUSEGO (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 120
Address
Dowlish Ford
TA19 0PF Ilminster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ward Jon (Mr.)
SIGNINUM GESTAO DE PATRIMONIO CULTURAL LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 63 080
Address
Rua Sete 85 Paredes
4845-024 Rio Caldo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Cardoso (Dr.)
JAVNI ZAVOD REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA VARSTVO KULTURNE DEDISCINE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 77 126
Address
Polianska Cesta 40
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Polonca Ropret (Dr.)
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 003
Address
Alcala 13
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beatriz Barchino (Ms.)