Month: April 2022

E-RIHS IP – European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science – Implementation Phase

The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) was designed as a pan-European distributed infrastructure with the vision of replacing the traditional science-for-art approach to conservation through the new widely interdisciplinary sector of Heritage Science (HS) to improve the understanding and sustainable preservation of cultural heritage. Figure 1: Timeline of the alignment among IPERION HS, …

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ARCHE – Alliance for Research on Cultural Heritage in Europe

The Cultural Heritage (CH) Research and Innovation (R&I) landscape has changed significantly over the past few years. New political, technological and socio-economic parameters put emphasis on improving protection, conservation and restoration efficiency of European CH with green technologies, as well as developing and further exploiting high quality digitisation, open access and curation of digital assets. …

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Installation of new olfactory port for sensory analysis

The Heritage Science Laboratory at the University of Ljubljana has just made one more step on the path of sensory analysis of cultural heritage. The installation of an Olfactory Port from GLSciencesĀ as an additional detector on a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry instrument will improve the characterisation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Smell samples of cultural heritage …

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GREENART – Green Restoration

Maintenance and preservation of cultural heritage are crucial to the required reduction of risks caused by unfavourable environmental conditions as a consequence of climate change. However, traditional and also some contemporary materials and techniques of remedial and preventive conservation may not be entirely sustainable, e.g. they may be the result of energy-consuming production processes or …

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Heritage Science for Schoolchildren at the Technical Museum

The Technical Museum of Slovenia, located in Bistra, Vrhnika is well known for its extensive collections and displays of technical heritage. From 12-14 April 2022 the Museum hosted a series of science engagement events in collaboration with the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology. The programme was primarily intended for schoolchildren/students and …

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