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Innovative packaging solutions for storage and conservation of 20th century cultural heritage of artefacts based on cellulose derivate

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 760801

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 293 911,19

  • EU contribution

    € 7 293 911,19

Coordinated by:

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain

Objective

A huge percentage of the recent European cultural heritage (CH) can be found in movies, photographies, posters and slides produced between 1895 and 1970 were made using cellulose derivates. More than 75 years of visual and audio memories are in serious danger to be lost due to the natural instability cellulose acetate (CA) and Cellulose nitrate (CN) materials.
These physical media have helped to preserve the cultural material that is a real witness of socio-cultural European evolution in the recent era. It encompasses the possibility to understand the development of new arts such as cinema, photography or graphic arts and also the preservation of the socio-cultural memories of citizens located in major and local museums worldwide.
Conservators consider two approaches when planning treatments to extend the useful lifetime of cultural materials: preventive or passive and active or interventive. But in case of cellulose derivates and other components of the movie or photos, once initiated, degradation cannot be prevented, reversed or stopped, but only inhibited or slowed. Inhibitive conservation of cellulose derivates can either involve the removal or reduction of factors causing degradation including light, oxygen, acids, fungus and relative humidity among others, as well as cost-sensitive processes such as freeze.
NEMOSINE improves the traditional storage solutions, such as freeze storage (below 5ºC), by developing an innovative package with the main goal of energy saving and extent conservation time. NEMOSINE will develop: i) High O2 barrier and Active packaging using non-odour additives, ii) Active acid adsorbers based on functionalized Metal Organic Framework (MOFs) integrated in innovative structures, iii) Gas detection sensors to monitoring AA, O2 & NO, iv) Multi-scale modelling to correlate degradation & sensors signals, v)Packaging with modular design to fulfil the technical & economical requirements of the different CH made by cellulose derivates.

Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Address

Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 631 700

Participants (16)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 740 833,75

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 453 150

NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 344 275

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 600 437,50

PROMETHEAN PARTICLES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 469 125

AKUMPLAST AD

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 283 775

BIOSENSOR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 578 388,75

VISUM LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 50 704,79

NANOPHARMA AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 517 875

MODISPREM SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 378 000

CONSERVATION BY DESIGN LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 467 900

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 432 875

INSTITUT VALENCIA DE CULTURA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 270 920

DFF - DEUTSCHES FILMINSTITUT & FILMMUSEUM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 312 125

FRATELLI ALINARI ISTITUTO DI EDIZIONI ARTISTICHE-IDEA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 305 156,25

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 456 670,15

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 760801

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 293 911,19

  • EU contribution

    € 7 293 911,19

Coordinated by:

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain