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Completed – Stone

Neoformation of sulphates as a factor in the deterioration of monuments: isotopic tracing (S, O, B) of internal and external pollution sources (‘BOS’ project)

Duration: 2002–2009 CICRP: Philippe Bromblet, Jean-Marc Vallet Partnerships(s): Bureau of Geological and Mining Research (BRGM), Historic Monuments Research Laboratory (LRMH) and Olivier Rolland, restorer This research programme, launched in 2002 on Bourges Cathedral, has subsequently benefited from financing for a duration of two years (2004–2006) under the National

Caromb stone

Duration: 2007–2011 CICRP: Philippe Bromblet Partnership(s): Regional Archaeology Department and Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (DRAC), Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur; Vaucluse Archeology Department; Laboratory of Medieval Mediterranean Archaeology; Historic Monuments Research Laboratory (LRMH) The purpose of this project is to study the use of Caromb stone in construction

Medistone

Duration: 2006–2009 CICRP programme director: Philippe Bromblet, Jean-Marc Vallet Partnership(s): University of Venice, Athens Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Historic Monuments Research Laboratory (LRMH), restoration companies Lithos (Italy) and Pons-Asini (Germany), Algerian Ministry of Culture, the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the cultural heritage departments and