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 zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.; AIDICO; Instituto Tecnológico de la Construcción; RED S.R.L.; NANO TEGO INC.; Bofimex Bouwstoffen B.V.; Metropolitankapitel der Hohen Domkirche Köln – Dombauverwaltung; Opera di Santa Croce Firenze; Eschlimann Restoration Workshop – Painting; T-O-P Oberflächen GmbH; SC DUCT SRL
The ‘nanomatch’ European project (nano-systems for the conservation of immovable and movable polymaterial Cultural Heritage in a changing environment), coordinated by A. Bernardi (CNR-ISAC, Italy), was launched at the end of 2011 for a duration of three years. Its purpose is to develop two conservation products using nanotechnology that can be applied to stone, wood (whether or not painted) and glass, and which provides better compatibility, effectiveness and durability than conventional products, while respecting the environment. The CICRP‘s contribution will be in the context of work evaluating the compatibility of these products, in terms of projects conducted by the LRMH on mural stone and paintings.