Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage


IPERION CH aims to establish the unique pan-European research infrastructure in Heritage Science by integrating national world-class facilities at research centres, universities and museums. The cross-disciplinary consortium of 23 partners (from 12 Member States and the US) offers access to instruments, methodologies and data for advancing knowledge and innovation in the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. Fourth in a line of successful projects (CHARISMA-FP7, Eu-ARTECH-FP6 and LabS-TECH network-FP5), IPERION CH widens trans-national access by adding new providers with new expertise and instruments to the three existing complementary platforms ARCHLAB, FIXLAB and MOLAB. The quality of access services will be improved through joint research activities focused on development of new advanced diagnostic techniques and (with DARIAH ERIC) tools for storing and sharing scientific cultural heritage data. Networking activities will (a) promote innovation through technology transfer and dynamic involvement of SMEs; (b) improve access procedures by setting up a coordinated and integrated approach for harmonising and enhancing interoperability among the facilities; (c) identify future scientific challenges, best practices and protocols for measurements; (d) optimise the use of digital tools in Heritage Science. To advance the international role of EU cultural heritage research, IPERION CH will generate social and cultural innovation by training a new generation of researchers and professionals and by worldwide dissemination and communication to diverse audiences. To ensure long-term sustainability, the advanced community of IPERION CH will work towards inclusion in the new ESFRI Roadmap and constitution of a RI with its own EU legal entity (e.g. ERIC). Synergies with national and local bodies, and with managing authorities in charge of ESIF, will expand the scope and impact of IPERION CH in terms of competitiveness, innovation, growth and jobs in ERA.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Rocco Mazzeo

Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche(Italy)

Other Participants:
The J. Paul Getty Trust (United States of America)
Apre Ag.Promoz.Ric.Europea C/O Murst (Italy)
Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (France)
Rheinisch Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen - Rwth (D) (Germany)
Wigner Fizikai Kutatokozpont (Hungary)
Ministerie Van Onderwijs, Cultuur En Wetenschap (Netherlands)
National Gallery Company Ltd (United Kingdom)
Ministero Della Cultura - Opificio Delle Pietre Dure Firenze (Italy)
The British Museum Company Ltd (United Kingdom)
Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika - Universitas Nicolai Copernici (Poland)
Statens Museum for Kunst (Denmark)
Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et En Automatique (France)
Foundation for Research and Technology - HELLAS (Greece)
ATOMKI-Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Atommagkutato Intezete-Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary)
Synchrotron Soleil (France)
Idryma Ormylia (Greece)
Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) (Portugal)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium (Belgium)
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas (Csic) (Spain)
Museo Nacional Del Prado (Spain)
Universitat Regensburg (Germany)
Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Germany)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 7.994.987,73
Project Duration in months: 54
Start Date: 01/05/2015
End Date: 31/10/2019

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Sustainable cities This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.