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Preventive conservation strategies for protection of organic objects in museums, historic buildings and archives.

Objective

This project aims to provide conservator staff at museums, historic buildings and archives with a new preventive conservation strategy for the protection of cultural property, based on an early warning system assessing the environmental impact on organic objects. Current approaches to preventive conservation of organic objects will be reviewed through consultation with end-users. The early warning system contains of two steps: 1 monitoring the rate of decay by an effect sensor for organic materials. 2. If decay is observed passive optical chemical sensors will be used to determine the concentration of major impact factors. Combined information on the contribution of different components together with the knowledge on chemical deterioration of organic objects will be the second stage with information on the possible causes and sources of the potential damages. Based on this information new preventive conservation strategies will be developed.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Norway

Participants (7)

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Address
Stefan Meier Strasse 21
79104 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES
United Kingdom
Address
Hampton Court Palace
KT8 9AU East/west Molesey
NATIONAL MUSEUM IN KRAKOW
Poland
Address
Al. 3 Maja 1
30 062 Krakow
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Politechneioupolis
73100 Hania - Crete
TROENDELAG FOLK MUSEUM
Norway
Address
Riiser Larsens Vei 16
7020 Trondheim
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street, Torrington Place Site
WC1E 6BT London
WUERTTEMBERGISCHES LANDESMUSEUM
Germany
Address
Schlossstrasse 96
70176 Stuttgart