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Programmes de recherche

Research on the phenomenon of Stegobium paniceum infestation

Duration: 2003–2010 CICRP: Katia Baslé, Nicolas Bouillon, Fabien Fohrer, Odile Guillon Partnership(s): Institute of Archaeomaterials Research, UMR CNRS 5060, IRAMAT-CRPAA; University of Bordeaux 3; Agro Techmo Hygiene, University of Perpignan Following serious conservation problems tied to environmental conditions, particularly the deterioration of organic material due to infestation by

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


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

Nano-systems for the conservation of movable and immovable heritage materials submitted to a change in climate and environment

Programme start: 2012 CICRP programme director: Jean-Marc Vallet Partnership(s): CNR-ISAC, Italy; LRMH; le Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima et Istituto di Chimica Inorganica e delle Superfici); le Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek; la Fundacion TECNALIA Research & Innovation; Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

Comparative methods of cleaning by mechanical action (compresses and smoke sponge), air-abrasion, laser and cryogenics on plaster, paper and leather support

Duration: 2009–2010 CICRP: Katia Baslé (director), Philippe Bromblet The purpose of this study is to compare the different existing methods of cleaning against that of cryogenics on various materials (leather, paper, plaster) for which cleaning is problematic. Polishing (smoke sponge and micro-aspiration, dual-coloured rubber), fine sanding (glass

Research for a substitute gas to methyl bromide for the disinsectization of heritage assets in historic monuments

Duration: 2008–2011 CICRP programme director: Katia Baslé Partnerships(s): Institute of Archaeomaterials Research, UMR CNRS 5060, IRAMAT-CRPAA; University of Bordeaux 3; Materia Viva Laboratory, Toulouse; TRACES Laboratory – UMR 5608 CNRS, University of Toulouse – Le Mirail; Laboratory for Stored Products – LNDS-QUALIS, Bordeaux Problems of infestation and re-infestation