décembre 2015

Conservation of the Mount Bego engravings

Programme start: 2006 CICRP: Jean-Marc Vallet (director), Philippe Bromblet Partnership(s): Aix-Marseille University; Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse; Historic Monuments Regional Department of Archaeology and Conservation (CRMH) Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur; Mercantour National Park The purpose of the programme launched by the PACA Regional Archaeology Department is to establish the degradation kinetics

Deterioration and protection of rammed-earth monumental constructions in the imperial city of Meknes (Morocco)

Programme start: 2003 CICRP: Philippe Bromblet, Jean-Marc Vallet Partnerships: Meknes Faculty of Sciences (Morocco), CEREGE (Aix-Marseille University) A joint venture was launched between the Meknes Faculty of Sciences, the city of Meknès and the CICRP to study the deterioration of the ramparts and main rammed-earth monuments of the

Use of repelling molecules or agents and/or insecticides suited to the conservation of cultural property

Programme start: 2012 CICRP: Fabien Fohrer Partnerships(s): Grazia Nicosia, conservator-restorer, National Centre of Plastic Arts (CNAP) grant; Yohanna Dechezleprêtre, conservator-restorer This research has been carried out with and at the instigation of Grazia Nicosia, conservator-restorer and CNAP research assistant, in collaboration with the artist Ian Fabre. This study aims

Investigation of the entomological mechanisms and physico-chemical phenomena at work in the infestation of glue-pastes by Stegobium paniceum

Programme start: 2008 CICRP: Nicolas Bouillon (director), Fabien Fohrer Partnership(s): Aurélia Chevalier, doctor of conservation-restoration, Arts et Métiers-Paris Tech This programme is an offshoot of a larger programme on Stegobium paniceum and focuses on glue-pastes and the risk of insect infestation for traditionally relined paintings. It also encompasses

Natural cement based plaster of Marseille: identification and restoration

Programme start: 2011 CICRP: Philippe Bromblet Partnership(s): French Heritage Partners Circle, Historic Monuments Research Laboratory (LRMH) (director), VICAT SA The object of this programme is to tackle questions of restoration for facades decorated with natural cement based plasters in the Marseille region by proposing a restoration plaster suited

Degradation of lead paints

Programme start: 2000 CICRP: Jean-Marc Vallet For several years the CICRP has been conducting research on the chromatic modifications affecting lead-based paints, particularly their darkening and the role of the environment in such degradation. Also based on experimental work, particularly with samples artificially aged under different conditions

Durability of conservation treatments of weathered granite cultural property (case of the megalithic site of Stantari in Corsica)

Programme start: 2010 CICRP: Philippe Bromblet, Jean-Marc Vallet (directors) Partnerships(s): Mediterranean House of Human Sciences (MMSH), Aix-Marseille University, National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research, Territorial Collectivity of Corsica (CTC) For several years the CICRP has worked to gain a deeper understanding of the deterioration mechanisms affecting these granite

Inccaf

En Février 2014 le CICRP a accueilli avec les Archives Municipales de Marseille les 2èmes Rencontres de l'Inccaf (International Network for the Conservation of Contempory Art France) consacrées à "Documentation techniques - Techniques de documentation". Les communications viennent d'être publiées. Pour tout renseignement : groupe.inccaf@gmail.com  

Role of clays in the deterioration of stone: application in the conservation of the ‘Molasse du Midi’ in terms of durability and compatibility of materials used

Programme start: 2009 CICRP: Philippe Bromblet (director), Jérémie Berthonneau (doctoral student 2010–2012), Jean-Marc Vallet Partnership(s): Bureau of Geological and Mining Research (BRGM), Center for Interdisciplinary Nanoscience of Marseille (CINaM) (Aix-Marseille University), PACA Regional Council This project forms the topic of a thesis (Jérémie Berthonneau) cofinanced by the BRGM,

Archeometry and conservation of ancient pigments used in Alexandria (Egypt)

Programme start: 2012 CICRP: Jean-Marc Vallet (director), Nicolas Bouillon, Odile Guillon Partnership(s): Centre for Alexandrian Studies, Monique Pomey, conservator-restorer The CICRP, the Centre for Alexandrian Studies and Mrs M. Pomey have established a research programme for the archaeometry and conservation of painted plaster and polychrome fired earth figurines