Fraunhofer IBP, MOEZ, ISCFraunhofer Institutes|GermanyFraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP / Preservation of Historic Monuments and Preventive Conservation
The Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik IBP, Abteilung Raumklima, Präventive Konservierung und Denkmalpflege (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP / Preservation of Historic Monuments and Preventive Conservation) deals with all issues related to the preservation and conservation of historic buildings and monuments as part of our tangible cultural heritage. The working field includes the effects of climate change on historical buildings, the sustainable renovation of museums and the establishment of the European competence center for the preservation of historic monuments. Preventive conservation aims to improve environmental conditions in order to prevent damage to works of art, buildings, fittings and furnishings without any direct intervention on the structure itself.
email ralf.kilian [at] ibp.fraunhofer.de
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Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe MOEZ /
Energy and Social Dialogue
The research field Energie und gesellschaftlicher Dialog (Energy and social dialogue) of the Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Mittel- und Osteuropa MOEZ (Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe MOEZ) deals with interdependencies of technical and social developments on the energy markets of Central and Eastern Europe. The assessment of political, legal and economic framework for renewable energies and energy efficiency in the target markets and their impacts on society is one focus of the research field. Furthermore, adjacent environmental topics are analyzed on a regular basis. Besides policy- and system analyses, market and stakeholder studies as well as analyses regarding acceptance of technologies in society, the portfolio comprises the conception and implementation of awareness raising activities and the development of regional energy concepts.
email urban.kaiser [at] moez.fraunhofer.de
email uta.pollmer [at] moez.fraunhofer.de
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Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC /
Materials Chemistry, Cultural Heritage Conservation
Backed by many years of experience in the effects of corrosion on metal and glass, this competence team of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC, Werkstoffchemie, Kulturgüterschutz (Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Materials Chemistry, Cultural Heritage Conservation ) investigates the impact of environmental factors on endangered cultural heritage, especially made of glass, metals and ceramics. Measurements of environmental impact using specially designed glass and light dosimeters enable preventive measures to be taken to better protect artworks and items of cultural significance in situ, in display cases and in museum storage facilities. The team's services also include the development of new conservation methods and materials designed to protect historical and industrial monuments. Projects include the development of a special glass-in-glass solidifying agent designed to enable the gradual, gentle repair of micro-cracks in corrosion-damaged church windows, a project that was carried out in cooperation with the Sol-Gel Materials department.
email katrin.wittstadt [at] isc.fraunhofer.de
email constanze.fuhrmann [at] isc.fraunhofer.de
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Czech Technical University in PragueFaculty of Mechanical Engineering|Czech RepublicCentre for Applied Cybernetics
The Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Praze (Czech Technical University in Prague) is a technical college since 1707 (with more than 20,000 students). The research group involved in the Climate for Culture Project is a part of the Centre of Applied Cybernetics - research institution founded by the Czech Government in 2000 working in the framework of CVUT. The research of this group is focused on analysis and synthesis of systems with distributed parameters and delays, applied control theory and microclimate control and modeling.Contact
Tomás Vyhlídal, Ph.D.
email Tomas.Vyhlidal [at] fs.cvut.cz
Italian National Research CouncilInstitute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate|ItalyThe research activities of the Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima (Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate) within the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italian National Research Council) are concerned with many basic aspects of atmospheric physics, chemistry and biology which are of applicative relevance in the field of environmental protection. The unit “Diagnosis on the effects of climate and microclimate on Cultural Heritage” has been in operation for 20 years, focusing on the impact that climate and microclimate produce on cultural heritage and cultural landscape, including the identification of strategies for conservation and identification of environmental technology for the damage assessment and management of cultural assets both indoor and outdoor.
The group has research experience on:
1. the effects of climate and microclimate, including multi-pollutants, sea-salts and biological particles, on archaeological and historical buildings;
2. the study of physical, chemical and biological mechanisms of damage affecting cultural assets in indoor environments, e.g. museum, galleries, libraries, archives, churches;
3. the evaluation of environmental impact factors and damage assessment of cultural assets at archaeological and historical sites;
4. the evaluation of the impact of climate change on the built heritage and cultural landscapes.
The unit collaborates with various research institutes in Italy and Europe on environmental protection of cultural heritage, with public organisations responsible for the conservation of cultural heritage and with local authorities for indoor and outdoor damage assessments of cultural assets. The group is involved in university teaching and professional training courses in the fields of Atmospheric Physics, Climate Change, Durability of Building Materials and Sustainable Protection of Cultural Heritage. The research carried out by the unit is supported by the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Department of Cultural Heritage) and European RTD Programmes directly related to the topic of the proposed project. The group coordinated and/or participated to 2 European Parliament and 15 EC Projects.Contact
Prof. Dario Camuffo
email d.camuffo [at] isac.cnr.it
University of ZagrebFaculty of Civil Engineering, Zagreb|Croatia
The Sveciliste U Zagrebu Gradevinski Fakultet (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering) is situated in Zagreb, Croatia. Dated from 1669 it is the oldest and the leading institution in Croatia. The Faculty is oriented into 3 base roles:
education, research and collaboration with industry. The educational role is to make innovative place of learning and development for the next generation of undergraduate and graduate students who have interests in the disciplines of civil engineering. It works in partnership with industry, SMEs, scientific community and governmental institutions to earn as much as 50% of our revenues and to contribute directly to the benefit of economy and society. Its main activities are connected to design departments for structures, infrastructures and hydro]systems which use all the collected applied results from scientific researches directly to the benefit of the economy and society. This is the main educational centre for the permanent education and training of all subjects included in civil engineering sector.Contact
Prof. Vlatka Rajčić
email vrajcic [at] grad.hr
Foundation for Research and TechnologyInstitute Electronic Structure and Laser|GreeceHolography Lab - Laser Applications Division, IESL/FORTH
The structural condition and mechanical deterioration of Cultural Heritage objects can be examined by implementation of holographic metrology such as Holographic Interferometric Non Destructive Testing (HINDT) and related Digital and Speckle Holographic Interferometry (DSHI) techniques. Holographic metrology provides non-destructively, subsurface and volume structural information independently of surface roughness, shape complexity and inhomogeneity of materials and as such is uniquely suited for art conservation applications. Deformation mapping, rapid location and sizing of subsurface defects, interconnection and propagation of discontinuities are visualized and traced through different interference fringe patterns. Development of instrumentation and optimization of methodologies employed at IESL-FORTH, based on the progressive and multiplexing recording of real-time and double-exposure holographic interferograms, has allowed the exploitation of novel preventive conservation strategies, such as:
- Study of kinetics, growth and mechanical deterioration of defects
- Monitoring and comparative evaluation of conservation procedures
- Assessment of long- or short-term effects.
Dr. Vivi Tornari
email vivitor [at] iesl.forth.gr
Max Planck Institute for MeteorologyGermanyThe Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology) is an internationally renowned institute for climate research. The institute is located in the undefined university district of Hamburg, within walking distance of Hamburg´s beautiful city center. The MPI-M and six institutions from the university’s geosciences department represent the Centre for Marine and Atmospheric Research ZMAW. The major objective of its 130 scientists, post docs and PhD students is to understand how physical, chemical and biological processes, as well as human behaviour contribute to the dynamics of the Earth system, and specifically how they relate to global and regional climate changes. It develops models and measurement techniques to analyze the natural variability in the atmosphere, the ocean and the biosphere, and to assess how the system is affected by changes in land-use, industrial development, urbanization, and other human-induced perturbations. Advanced numerical Earth system models are used to simulate the behaviour of the atmosphere, the ocean, the cryosphere and the biosphere, and the interaction between these different components of the Earth´s system.Contact
Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob
email daniela.jacob [at] zmaw.de
Technical University MunichDepartment of Conservation|GermanyThe participation of the Department of Conservation at the Technical University Munich (Technische Universität München, Fachbereich Restaurierung, Kunsttechnologie und Konservierungswissenschaft) within the Climate for Culture project is mainly research and scientific analysis and knowledge. Based on students’ project the department can gain important results for various topics. Beginning with condition reports of historic buildings and their interior, analysis of damages, furthermore developing conservation methods and treatments and the analysis of historic materials and substance. Students’ projects can be term papers, diploma thesis or PhD projects.Contact
Prof. Erwin Emmerling
email e.emmerling [at] rkk.arch.tu-muenchen.de
Eindhoven University of TechnologyUnit Building Physics and Systems|NetherlandsThe Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Eindhoven University of Technology, TU/e) plays a prominent role at both national and international levels through its research and educational programs in the engineering science and technology domain.
TU/e has a strong commitment to the valorization of knowledge: translating research results into successful innovations. This may for example take the form of contributions to the development of new products or processes for industry, and the setting up of new enterprises. The university is located in Eindhoven, in South-East Brabant, a region with a strong engineering, technology and innovation profile. At this focal point of engineering and technology TU/e is a source of innovation, which is why the university proudly states “TU/e: Where innovation starts”.Contact
Dr. Henk L. Schellen
email h.l.schellen [at] tue.nl
University of LjubljanaFaculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering|SloveniaChair for Research in Materials and Structures
The Univerza V Ljubljani (University of Ljubljana, since 1919) encompasses 22 faculties, 3 art academies, 1 college, 26 faculties, academies and colleges with about 56.000 undergraduate and post-graduate students. It employs about 3500 teaching and research staff who are assisted by nearly 900 technical and administrative staff. The Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering has approximately 190 employees, 90 academics and researchers, with about 1800 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate students. The faculty is active in research and development across the full spectrum of civil and geodetic engineering.
The Department of Research in Materials and Structures, which undertakes the majority of professional work on the project, is an educational and research unit. It has four permanently employed members (3 PhD. and one B.Sc. degree), two temporarily employed researchers (PhD. candidates) and two associated researchers (Ph.D. degree) on contract. Members of this unit lecture in Building Materials, Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering, Retrofitting of Structures, Decay of Building Materials and Solid Waste Management. Broader activities include consulting and design & analysis of buildings and engineering structures, as well as development of methods for retrofitting of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings, including cultural monuments. Research focuses on evaluation of existing and the development of new laboratory, and in-situ, testing methods for lime-based materials and components of heritage buildings (renders, plasters and joints) and monitoring of microclimatic conditions in heritage buildings.Contact
Prof. Dr. Roko arnić
email roko.zarnic [at] fgg.uni‐lj.si
Gradbeni Institut ZRMKCentre for Indoor Environment, Building Physics and Energy|SloveniaThe Gradbeni inštitut ZRMK d.o.o. (Gradbeni Institut ZRMK d.o.o. / Building and Civil Engineering Institute) is a daughter company of ZRMK Holding, j.s.c., founded in 2003 for R&D and consultancy in building and civil engineering. The company follows the tradition of the former institute for testing and research in materials and structures ZRMK founded by the state in 1948 and focused on all fields concerning buildings and civil engineering, including energy efficiency, new technologies and materials.
The company focuses on RTDI and consultancy in all fields concerning buildings and civil engineering, including complex refurbishment of existing and heritage buildings, energy efficiency in buildings, new technologies and materials. Its most important clients include Slovenian ministries, municipalities, as well as individual clients facing
energy related problems in buildings. GI ZRMK has been involved in various international EIE, FP5, FP 6 projects, OPET-network, SAVE, Altener, PHARE, EUREKA EUROCARE, COPERNICUS, COST C5 and C8, C16, C23, C25 ECOS/OUVERTURE, INCO, THERMIE, UNDP and other projects concerning thermal performance of buildings, building physics, microclimate in heritage buildings, energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings and sustainability issues.
GI ZRMK has good contacts with professional institutions and associations in building heritage as well as relevant expertise to implement the proposed action in Slovenia. GI ZRMK‟s research areas related to this proposal cover: thermal simulations in building physics and simulation of thermal response of buildings, thermovision analyses (PHYSIBEL, IDA software), monitoring of microclimate in
heritage buildings (heated and unheated churches and castles) including the cold wall condensation risk; structural and energy restoration of existing and heritage buildings (consultancy, planning, execution); research, development and dissemination of low temperature wall heating systems for heritage buildings.
GI ZRMK is active also in cooperation in the field of national technical regulation, standardisation, i.e. regulation on thermal insulation and energy performance of buildings, heat billing in apartment buildings and other regulation related to CPD Directive essential requirements no. 3, 5 and 6 and transposition of the EPBD Directive. It has a
long tradition in national and international dissemination activities in energy in buildings (energy advisory network, OPET network).Contact
Dr. Marjana ijanec‐Zavrl
email marjana.sijanec [at] gi‐zrmk.si
Uppsala UniversityCampus Gotland (Formerly Gotland University)|SwedenBaltic Sea Region Network on Indoor Climate in Churches
As of July 2013, Gotland University is part of Uppsala University Campus Gotland. Loocated on the island of Gotland in the World Heritage city of Visby close to Stockholm and the Baltic Sea countries. The Department of conservation offers courses and bachelors programs in applied conservation. Research is focused on sustainable management of cultural heritage, with a focus on energy efficiency and indoor climate.Contact
email tor.brostrom [at] konstvet.uu.se
Andreas WeißFreelance conservator-restorer|GermanyBaltic Sea Region Network on Indoor Climate of Churches
Andreas Weiß is a freelance conservator restorer of panel paintings, polychromic wooden sculptures, murals and architectural facing. He is graduated from the Dresden University of Visual Arts and has more than 16 years of experience with monument preservation and maintenance. He is occupied by indoor climate of churches and historic buildings and deals with long term monitorings. He is also a trained expert on structural damage, representative for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the Baltic Sea Region Network on Indoor Climate in Churches, expert within the working group 6.11 “Climate and Climate Stability in Historic Rooms” of the International Association for Science and Technology of Building Maintenance and Monuments Preservation and an accredited expert within the German national mirror committee of CEN/ TC 346 “Conservation of Cultural Property“.Contact
email conservation [at] t-online.de
Engineering Consulting & Software DevelopmentPolandThe Engineering Consulting & Software Development is a micro Enterprise established in 2005. Its main activity is software development in the field of building physics. Recently created computer program is “Epass-Helena” used by engineers and architects for building energy analysis, including certification. The last manufactured software, developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Germany, is a whole hygrothermal building simulation model and computer program “WUFIplus”. EC&SD deals also with consulting in some fields of building physics, including energy saving measures and problems with indoor climate.Contact
Dr. Jan Radon
email jradon [at] kki.pl
Krah & Grote Measurement SolutionsGermanyMore than 15 years of experience in climate measurement and control enable Krah&Grote Messtechnik (Krah & Grote Measurement Solutions) to precisely target and respond to client requirements. Using an individually tailored approach and top grade products manufactured in-house and in cooperation with competent partner suppliers we find and implement individualized solutions guaranteed to satisfy the client. Thanks to our focus on miniaturization, the solutions we provide are not only highly functional but pleasing to the eye. “The smallest sensing devices in the world” make it possible for us to provide climate measurement with design and style – something particularly attractive for our numerous clients in the museum sector and very significant to our cooperation with their architects.
But more than for attractive design, Krah & Grote stands for highest precision, dependability, exceptional durability, greatest flexibility as well as for client oriented service and user friendliness. The importance of preventive conservation is due in part to what we have done. Reputable clients from the cultural arena, from design oriented architecture and from industry appreciate the competitive edge we have thereby attained. And it isn’t only our products and solutions which look to the future. Our human resources philosophy dictates providing support to undergraduates and student apprentices making the transition into professional life. We realize not only in what we do but in what we are, that “it all depends on the right climate!”Contact
email info [at] krah-grote.com
TB Käferhaus GmbHAustriaConsulting Engineers for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Mag. Dr. Jochen Kaeferhaus studied law, economics and engineering (building physics, housing services and energy economics) at the Universities of Munich, Innsbruck and Vienna, as well as international law and languages at the University of Geneva. From 1981 to 1985, he was Assistant to Prof. Dr. K. Fantl at the Institut für Energiewirtschaft (Institute of Energy Economics), Vienna. He has been Managing Director and Partner in several planning offices for integrated building services. The main focus of his work is the rational use and application of energy in buildings, taking consideration of the existing building stock within the framework of integrated planning.
Currently, Jochen Käferhaus is Managing Director/Partner of
TB Käferhaus GmbH (Technisches Büro Käferhaus GmbH / Ingenieurbüro für intelligente Haustechnik), Vienna, with work emphasis on
1. sustainable application of energy;
2. damage prevention in historical buildings and museums; and
3. preventive conservation of artefacts.
Jochen Käferhaus has also been involved in international research projects within the above areas; he has published numerous papers and participated in many lecture series.
Since 2006 he is teacher at the University of Fine Arts, Vienna, for building physics, sustainability and housing services.Contact
Dr. Jochen Käferhaus
email kaeferhaus [at] aon.at
Haftcourt Ltd.SwedenHaftcourt Ltd is an engineering firm, specializing in indoor climate control for historic houses and museums, with commissions mostly in Sweden and Norway. Haftcourt Ltd has experts in building sciences, climate control and preventive conservation for the cultural heritage sector. The company believes in the importance of interdisciplinary knowledge in the care and conservation of historic houses and museums with collections.Contact
email jan.holmberg [at] haftcourt.se
ACCIONA InfrastructureSpainACCIONA Infrastructuras (ACCIONA Infrastructure) is a leading European construction company developing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under the sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total
turnover in 2008 was about 3.6 billion €, employing 14.000 people. It is part of ACCIONA Group, whose business lines are Construction, Real State, Urban-Environmental Services, Energy, Logistic and Transport. Development and construction of sustainable buildings is within the core strategy of Acciona. Its activities can cover from their design and construction to their operation, maintenance, refurbishment and recycling. Last 5 years it has built more than 480 non-residential buildings and 18.000 dwellings, of which 5.000 have been built under the Energy Efficiency and affordability basis. The activity of Acciona Infraestructuras regarding retrofitting and refurbishment of Cultural Heritage buildings represents a relevant percentage of its activities and has carried out interventions in more than 40 Cultural Heritage Buildings in the last 5 years.
It has its own R&D Technological Centre of Madrid, composed by a multidisciplinary team of
about 160 high qualified researchers, fully dedicated to R&D activities. Its main research lines
are Nanotechnologies, New Construction Materials, Products and Systems, ICTs, Energy
Efficiency and Environment Technologies. A staff of 25 persons is dedicated specifically to
energy efficiency, renewable energy and their integration in building and urban environment,
with a special focus on Cultural Heritage buildings. It has laboratories of nanotechnology and
advanced materials, industrialisation, RES integration in buildings, ICT, chemistry analysis,
augmented reality and workshops for prototyping construction components.Contact
email magdalena.rozanska [at] acciona.es
Bavarian Administration of Stateowned Palaces, Gardens and LakesGermanyThe Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen (Bavarian Administration of Stateowned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes, BSV) is the largest public authority responsible for museums in Germany, managing 45 palaces, castles and residences.
The Palace Department has a staff of around 850 people, including specialists for the restoration of the interior and the collections, art historians who are responsible for the museums, building specialists who supervise the rebuilding, restoration and extension of the property in accordance with the principles of preservation and the garden department which is responsible for the maintenance and conservation of the gardens and for research on its history.
The central department is responsible for personnel and budgetary matters, the properties with their numerous restaurants and function rooms, the lakes as well as for public relations work. The Restoration Centre in the Place Department has 44 employees, 26 of them are conservators. The scope of their works involves a wide range of tasks, including the preservation, conservation and restoration of buildings and their interieurs. Analogue to the different cultural heritage categories the Restoration Centre is divided into six sub-departments: paintings/sculpture, furniture/wooden objects, graphics/archive materials, textiles, wall paintings/stone and craftwork/objects. Also employed are a preventive conservator and 18 traditional craftsmen with various specializations such as gilders, sculptors, ornamental metal-workers, painters, bookbinders, carpenters or cabinet-makers.Contact
Klaus Häfner und Tina Naumovic
email klaus.haefner [at] bsv.bayern.de
Bavarian State Painting CollectionsDoerner Institut|GermanyThe central task of the Doerner Institut is to look after the extensive collections of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) in Munich (Germany), which range from the 14th century all the way to contemporary art. The Doerner Institut is especially committed to preventive conservation. Its core activities also include the investigation of artistic techniques and materials as well as the development of scientific methods for the analysis of art objects. Owing to the particularly close association between conservation and scientific research, the institute is able to contribute significantly towards preserving cultural heritage. Within the context of preventive conservation, its involvement in museum design and in the conversion of historical buildings for use as museums is becoming increasingly important.Contact
email Melanie.Eibl [at] doernerinstitut.de
National Trust for England, Wales and Northern IrelandUKThe National Trust is a charity founded in 1895 to promote the permanent preservation for the benefit of the nation of lands and tenements (including buildings) of beauty or historic interest’ throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It has since grown into Europe’s biggest conservation organisation. We are independent of Government and receive no direct state grant or subsidy for our core work. Instead, our future depends on the generous support of 3.6 million members, 14.8 million visitors and 55,000 volunteers, as well as benefactors, tenants and other partners. Through ownership and management we protect, and welcome everyone to explore:
- more than 350 historic houses and gardens, ancient monuments, nature reserves and parks.
- 709 miles (1,141 kilometres) of coastline;
- 254,000 hectares (627,000 acres) of land, much of which is of outstanding natural beauty
email katy.lithgow [at] nationaltrust.org.uk
Kybertec Ltd.Private R&D organization|Czech RepublicKybertec Ltd. is a private R&D Company oriented to develop information systems in the field of industry and traffic telematics. Kybertec closely cooperate with universities, Academy of sciences and other R&D organisations. Company offer consultancy, industrial control systems, advanced identification systems methods, modeling and used artificial intelligence.
Kybertec Ltd. was founded as a private company, which makes use of prolonged experience and knowledge of its personnel in the field of industrial control systems, traffic telematics, research and development in the artificial intelligence and simulations areas.
Company is fully equipped by HW a SW for modelling like simulation programs, IDES, Dev SW, GIS support, DataMining, CBA SW, UML modelling, advanced HW computing cluster for identification etc.Contact
Dr. Oto Sládek
email sladek [at] kybertec.com
Glasgow Caledonian UniversitySchool of Built & Natural Environment|UKGlasgow Caledonian University is a dynamic university and its student population has grown to over 14,000 in recent years. The University has over 90 undergraduate, 40 postgraduate programmes and a large number of students engaged in research for PhDs in topics that put them at the forefront of their disciplines. The School of the Built & Natural Environment (BNE) is the largest school of its type in Scotland, and its staff offer a high level of expertise across the entire spectrum of professional fields including (but not limited to) quantity surveying, building control, property development, building surveying, leisure facilities management, environmental sciences, construction innovation and management, interior design, fire risk engineering, waste management, building services engineering, and civil engineering. As part of BNE, the Centre for Research on Indoor Climate and Health, focuses attention on the factors that determine the indoor environment and the consequent affect on the health of the occupants. The Centre has been involved in research for the UK Climate Impacts Programme on the impact of climate change on historic buildings, and currently with Historic Scotland & English Heritage on the thermal performance of traditional buildings and the use of green roofs to mitigate moisture problems in historic buildings. The Centre has expertise in climate change scenarios, hygrothermal monitoring & modelling of buildings and microbiological problems in buildings.Contact
Dr. Paul Baker
email Paul.Baker [at] gcal.ac.uk
Center for Documentation of Cultural & Natural HeritageEgyptCULTNAT Center for Documentation of Cultural & Natural Heritage established in Egypt is considered the leading documentation center for digitizing and documenting cultural heritage in the entire region. Affiliated to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and supported by Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. CULTNat's main mandate is to systematically document all aspects of Egypt's heritage whether cultural or natural, tangible or intangible in addition to raising public awareness towards its significance. The center has developed and applied advanced IT technologies to document heritage and built a strong network of professional in the field of preservation and documentation of cultural and natural heritage worldwide.Contact
email hind.mostafa [at] cultnat.org [at]
Jonathan Ashley-SmithConsultant for Conservation Risk Assessment|UKJonathan Ashley-Smith is a consultant in collections risk assessment and an independent research supervisor and teacher. His book on “Risk Assessment for Object conservation” is one of the most important publications on risk assessment which confirms his leadership in this field. He has run workshops for heritage bodies in Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands and UK on risk to historic collections. From 2003 - 2006 he was Secretary General of the International Institute for Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works and from 1977 - 2002 Head of the Conservation Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Between 1999 and 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the Conservation Department, Royal College of Art, London and supervisor of research students in area of risk and collections ethics at UCL, RCA/V&A conservation and the University of Cardiff.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, of the Museums Association and of the International Institute for Conservation as well an Accredited Member of the UK Institute of Conservation, and a Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art. He was awarded a Leverhulme fellowship in 1994 and received the Plowden Medal in 2000.Contact
Prof. Jonathan Ashley Smith
email jashleysmith [at] btinternet.com
The National Institute of Cultural HeritageFranceBelonging to the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Institut National du Patrimoine (The National Institute of Cultural Heritage) provides a high level training for curators and conservators of cultural heritage.
Forty to fifty state or territorial students-curators and about twenty students-conservators are trained each year in the two educational divisions. Several international curators are also welcome in the institution.
The students of the two departments are selected by means of examinations procedures. The curators who are civil servants have an eighteen months training classes and seminar. Personal research is expected. The training program for students-conservators is five years long and the diploma for Conservator of heritage is considered to be equivalent as a Master’s degree.
The inp provides also continuing education program for heritage practitioners and organizes numbers of seminars and conferences. It initiates several projects of co-operations in the field of cultural heritage, in China, Africa and in the Mediterranean area. The inp is at the present involves in the rescue and restoration project of the Abruzzi area (Italy), after the earthquake.Contact
email florence.bertin [at] inp.fr
London School of Economics & Political ScienceGrantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment|UKThe London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. Few university institutions in the world are as international. The study of social, economic and political problems covers not only the UK and European Union, but also countries of every continent. From its foundation LSE has aimed to be a laboratory of the social sciences, a place where ideas are developed, analysed, evaluated and disseminated around the globe. It hosts over 25 academic departments and institutes and over 30 research centres and groups. It has currently some 9,000 full-time students, 60% of which are postgraduate. Students come from over 150 countries.
The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is the new home to all climate-change and environment research at LSE. The Institute is chaired by Lord Stern of Brentford, author of the 2006 Stern Review, and brings together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy to establish a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training in climate change and the environment.Contact
Dr. Susana Mourato
email s.mourato [at] lse.ac.uk
Foundation Salvatore MaugeriEnvironmental Research Center|ItalyThe Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri - Clinica del Lavoro e della Riabilitazione (Foundation Salvatore Maugeri, Environmental Research Center) is a private no-profit institution established on 1965. Presently, it employs over 2,600 people, two thirds of them are graduate researchers in several scientific fields. It works under supervision of Italian Ministries of Health and of Public Instruction. Its statutory assignments are the prevention of evolutionary and working age diseases and the rehabilitation from them. While the latter is carried out in sixteen hospitals owned by the institution, distributed over the national territory and included in the National Health Service, to the prevention three Environmental Research Centres are devoted.
The Environmental Research Centre of Padua has been instituted in 1978, and presently it employs one ten researchers. It has published hundreds of international level papers and is a national reference for urban air pollution problems. It has developed an European patent concerning the radial symmetry passive sampler for indoor and outdoor monitoring of air pollutants.
The Environmental Research Centre of Padua is conceiver and co-ordinator of the Life projects MACBETH (Monitoring of Atmospheric Concentrations of Benzene in European Towns and Homes, contract LIFE96ENV/IT/070), RESOLUTION (Development of a high spatial RESOLUTION atmospheric monitoring model to verify the actual emission reduction of ozone precursors foreseen by Auto-Oil program, LIFE99ENV/IT/081) and ARTEMIDE (High temporal resolution urban monitoring of benzene, 1,3-butadiene and methyterbuZtylZether and other volatile organic compounds: an idea to do it at low cost and high reliability, contract LIFE00ENV/IT/005). The project ARTEMIDE has been selected by the EC as one of the 24 best LIFE-Environment projects (2004-2005)Contact
Dr. Claudio Cocheo
email claudio.cocheo [at] fsm.it
Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (associated cooperation partner)Department of Conservation|GermanyA state treaty established the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, SPSG) as a public body on 1 January 1995. The task of the SPSG is to maintain the entrusted cultural assets with regard to historical, art-historical, horticultural and conservation issues. This also includes replenishing the inventory of the cultural heritage, making it accessible to the public and academically evaluating it in the interest of the general public and in particular of scholarship and education. The SPSG currently administers more than 300 buildings with their furnishings and interiors and also more than 700 hectares of garden, including Sanssouci Palaces and Parks, the Potsdam Royal New Palace and Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam, Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin and Rheinsberg Palace in Brandenburg.
The Evangelical church (associated cooperation partner)RomaniaContact
email balint.agi [at] gmail.com