The IPERION HS project, starting on 1 April 2020, continues the mission of previous IPERION CH and CHARISMA projects towards the establishment of the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science. The purpose of IPERION HS is to develop integrated access to MOLAB, ARCHLAB and FIXLAB platforms for access to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data and tools to advance knowledge and innovation in the fields of interpretation, conservation, documentation and management of heritage.
The activities of IPERION HS will connect researchers in the humanities and natural sciences and promote the culture of interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation to enable the balanced growth of the heritage science European Research Area. The specific role of our Heritage Science Lab will be to develop the IPERION HS User Forum – a forum for potentially many thousands of users of the infrastructure, through which experience, feedback and suggestions will be shared, as well as a forum for physical meetings to exchange and disseminate research.
This project, funded by H2020 (€6.1M, 2020-2023) involves 23 partners from different countries and is led by the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Florence. In Slovenia, we are joined by the National Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, while other partners include the Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium (Belgium), Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Germany), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece), Israel Antiquities Authority, University College London (UK), and many more, including world leading heritage institutions, such as the National Gallery (London), the British Museum (London), the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) and numerous others.