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Assessment of Air Pollution Effects on Cultural Heritage - Management Strategies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 501609

  • Start date

    1 August 2004

  • End date

    31 October 2007

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 686 950

  • EU contribution

    € 1 032 500

Coordinated by:

KORROSIONS- OCH METALLFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET AB (KIMAB)

Sweden

Objective

CULT-STRAT will establish a scientific reference for developing strategies for policy and decision-makers on European and national levels within the CAFE Programme and for heritage managers for strategic decisions at local level. It will do this through a choice of material indicators and pollution threshold levels based on best available scientific data including deterioration models, spatial distribution and mapping of pollutants and of stock of materials at risk, cost estimates, comparison studies off different conservation approaches. Damage caused to objects of cultural heritage belongs to the most serious among the detrimental effects of anthropogenic air pollutants as it endangers a vital part of the European identity. There is therefore an urgent need to include the impact of pollutants on cultural heritage alongside the human health and parts of the ecosystem that are already concerned in the EU Directives on urban air quality. This is especially relevant for the CAFE (Clean Air for Europe) programme of the Commission and the Community interventions through the "Culture 2000" framework programme and the structural funds. The overall aim is to identify material indicators and threshold levels of pollutants to be used for development of strategies for sustainable maintenance and preventive conservation of European cultural heritage and air quality policy to reduce damage. The models will permit ranking of the effects of pollutants on corrosion and soiling of materials. The air pollution models will be related to local fluxes, including indoor concentrations. The stock of cultural heritage materials at risk in selected areas (Paris, Rome, Florence, Prague, Madrid, and Berlin) will be used for assessment and mapping of areas where cultural heritage objects are endangered.

Coordinator

KORROSIONS- OCH METALLFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET AB (KIMAB)

Address

Drottning Kristinas Vag 48
Stockholm

Sweden

Participants (9)

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING

Norway

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

UMWELTBUNDESAMT

Germany

UNIVERSITE PARIS XII - VAL DE MARNE

France

USTAV TEORETICKE A APLIKOVANE MECHANIKY, AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY

Czechia

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

KORROSIONSINSTITUTET SWEDISH CORROSION INSTITUTE AB

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 501609

  • Start date

    1 August 2004

  • End date

    31 October 2007

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 686 950

  • EU contribution

    € 1 032 500

Coordinated by:

KORROSIONS- OCH METALLFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET AB (KIMAB)

Sweden