NANO-systems for the conservation of immoveable and moveable polyMATerial Cultural Heritage in a changing environment

Five LRMH sections, « Wall painting and polychromy », “Stone”, “Stained glass”, “Wood” and “Microbiology”, are associated with 12 other partners from 6 different countries in the framework of the European research project NANOMATCH. The aim of the project is to develop a new class of innovative consolidants specially developed to treat cultural heritage materials, especially stone, wall painting, wood and glass. Consolidation products are used in many conservation operations as heritage materials have often lost their internal cohesion (powdering, disaggregation, etc.) over time. Several types of organic or mineral products (fig.1) can be used, but these products have often been developed for very different needs than that of cultural heritage conservation and they have not always proven to be compatibles with historic substrates over time.

Partners :

  • Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) and Institute for Energy and Interphases (IENI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR)
  • Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (Netherlands)
  • Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain)
  • Fraunhofer - Institute for Silicate Research (ISC) (Germany)
  • AIDICO Technological Institute for Construction (Spain)
  • R.E.D. S.r.l. (Italy)
  • Bofimex Bouwstoffen B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Cologne Cathedral Works Department (Germany)
  • Opera di Santa Croce (Italy)
  • Eschlimann (France)
  • T_O_P Oberflächen GmbH (Germany)
  • SC DUCT SRL (Romania)
  • Vincent DETALLE - Stéphanie DUCHÊNE - Geneviève ORIAL - Emmanuel MAURIN - Claudine LOISEL - Véronique VERGÈS-BELMIN (LRMH) - Elsa BOURGUIGNON (CPP)

Funding : FP7-2011-2014