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Innovative materials and technologies for the conservation of paper of historical, artistic and archaeological value

Objective

The aim of this research project is the development of innovative diagnostic techniques and protocols to evaluate the deterioration degree of paper items of historical and artistic value, and the study of innovative materials and technologies for their con servation. New innovative techniques will be developed. A new mobile NMR instrument (NMR-MOUSE) able of characterizing "in situ" objects through relaxometric measurements will be optimized to carry out a deep characterization of the paper items. Enhanced m ethods of thermal characterization will be moreover set up and new micro-analytical techniques will be used for the identification of inks and additives. At the end of the characterization procedure carried out on real objects, model-samples will be realiz ed by artificial aging of special papers. These model-samples will be used to test the innovative materials and technologies set up and described as follows. New specific polymeric materials suitable for the conservation treatment of paper will be synthesi zed and tested on the model-samples; moreover grafting and cross-linking reaction technologies will be optimized to improve the characteristics of the degraded paper. New synthetic antifungals will be tested. A new laser cleaning technology will be tested on the paper items. The effectiveness and the compatibility of the materials and technologies set up will be evaluated by characterizing model-samples treated with the different methodologies. The spreading out and the exploitation of results will be carri ed out through the realization of an electronic platform, to be considered as the center of a network for the exchange of information. Significant items will be selected and submitted to the diagnostic protocol. These items will be set up and restored acco rding to the selected methodologies. These items will be used for the organization of exhibitions showing the procedures used to solve the different conservation problem on paper objects.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-MPC-1
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Funding Scheme

STIP - Specific Targeted Innovation Project

Coordinator

CONSORZIO SULLE APPLICAZIONI DEI MATERIALI POLIMERICI E COMPOSITI S.C.R.L.
Address
Via Nuovo Macello - Localita' Granatello
Portici
Italy

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via Balbi 5
Genova
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
MUBARAK CITY FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
Egypt
Address
Research And University Area - New Bourg El-arab City
Alexandria
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO / EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
Address
Barrio Sarriena S/n,
Leioa
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande - Edificio C5
Lisbon
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
Paris
UNIVERSITE SIDI MOHAMED BEN ABDELLAH
Morocco
Address
Route D'imouzzer
Fez
YARMOUK UNIVERSITY
Jordan
Address
University Street
Irbid
SUPREME COUNCIL OF ANTIQUITIES
Egypt
Address
Fakhry Abdel-nour Street 4D - Abbassia
Cairo
UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO
Egypt
Address
Orman Street
Giza