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SYstem for Digitization and Diagnosis in ART Applications

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.
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Coordinator

ASOCIACION INDUSTRIAL DE OPTICA, COLOR E IMAGEN

Address

Calle Nicolas Copernico 7 Parque Tecnologico
46980 Paterna, Valencia

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 305 760

Administrative Contact

Carmen Gascó Fortea (Ms.)

Participants (10)

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FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 197 076

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 246 740

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 112 779

XENICS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 237 363

VIALUX MESSTECHNIK + BILDVERARBEITUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 105 200

AVANTES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 123 750

Gooch & Housego

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 131 120

SIGNINUM GESTAO DE PATRIMONIO CULTURAL LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 63 080

JAVNI ZAVOD REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA VARSTVO KULTURNE DEDISCINE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 77 126

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 50 003

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265151

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    31 March 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 222 732

  • EU contribution

    € 1 649 997

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION INDUSTRIAL DE OPTICA, COLOR E IMAGEN

Spain