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Active & intelligent PAckaging materials and display cases as a tool for preventive conservation of Cultural Heritage.

Objective

Most Cultural Heritage objects housed by museums are often stored under unsuitable climate conditions. APACHE will develop a cutting edge technology to control and prevent the degradation of such patrimony. The novel approach is based on three pillars: 1) advanced sensing and absorbing materials to control the artifacts’ environment; 2) modeling to define the threshold of artifacts’ degradation and to discriminate between the need for preventive or remedial conservation; 3) remote control of the works of art stressors. The unique combination of these pillars will reduce to the lowest possible level the costs actually required by conventional technology for art conservation. New generation of active and intelligent display cases, crates, and storage boxes, will be implemented thanks to: i) The unique APACHE partnership, comprising the most important experts in the three aforementioned pillars; ii) The development of easy-to-use sensing devices able to communicate through Wireless Sensor Networks and Radio Frequency Identification Devices thanks to Industry 4.0-5.0 ICT technologies, granting the optimal environmental conditions around the art objects. Multiscale models integrated in an open simulation environment will be used to predict the degradation of artefacts and set the properties of sensors (detection limits) and polyfunctional absorbents. APACHE includes small, medium, and large museums exhibiting representative variety of display and storage conditions. For instance, the Venice Peggy Guggenheim Collection features one of the most important collections of modern/contemporary art, which experiences highly unfavorable environmental conditions, difficult to control with conventional tools. Centre Pompidou and National Museum of Hungary possess a vast amount of artefacts stored in deposits (e.g. in crates and boxes). Moreover, a decision-making tool composed by a modular set of decision trees will be offered to end-users to guide them through the best solutions.
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Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PERLO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE

Address

Via Della Lastruccia 3
50019 Firenze

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 697 314,15

Participants (25)

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 453 435

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 407 482,50

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 452 097,50

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 368 750

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 312 500

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

Brazil

ZFB ZENTRUM FUR BUCHERHALTUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 349 387,50

IONFLY VACUUM AND PLASMA TECHNOLOGY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 183 225

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 259 952,50

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 387 500

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 349 875

BEWARRANT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 252 700

MIRABILE ANTONIO

France

EU Contribution

€ 161 875

GOPPION S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 393 284,85

Nouryon PULP AND PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 35 000

ERICSSON AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 222 355

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 85 632,50

MINISTERO PER I BENI E LE ATTIVITA CULTURALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 107 522,50

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ART ET DE CULTURE GEORGES-POMPIDOU

France

EU Contribution

€ 146 250

NARODNI MUZEJ SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 84 375

MAGYAR NEMZETI MUZEUM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 164 000

FONDAZIONE SCIENZA E TECNICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 65 250

SOLOMON R GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION

United States

EU Contribution

€ 147 968,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814496

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    30 June 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 861 890,90

  • EU contribution

    € 6 837 732,75

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PERLO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE

Italy