Villa del Prado, Spain
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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-CSA-Infra | Phase: INFRA-2008-1.1.1 | Award Amount: 9.65M | Year: 2009

CHARISMA is an Integrated Infrastructure Initiative that brings together 22 leading European institutions developing research on artwork materials and their deterioration finalised to the conservation of cultural heritage. The consortium has the objective to optimise the use of infrastructures through a coordinated program of transnational access, joint research and networking activities. Transnational access offers applicants opportunities to exploit the services of three different and complementary groups of facilities, embedded in a multidisciplinary environment involving material science and artwork conservation/restoration. They are: i) a group of six archives containing a huge amount of analytical data, hosted by the most prestigious European museums and institutions developing safeguard and conservation of cultural heritage; ii) a set of advanced portable instrumentation for in-situ non-invasive measurements in the same site where the artworks are located or exhibited; iii) two platforms, one in France and one in Hungary, where large scale facilities are coupled to a set of medium scale instrumentations, open to users for the most advanced studies on artwork materials and their alterations. Research is devoted: i) to improve access to databases exploiting digitalisation of data and their harmonisation; ii) to design and set-up innovative instrumentations, for in-situ 2D and 3D examinations of artworks, and new cleaning techniques; iii) to develop new methodologies for the study of organic materials and their distribution in micro-samples or directly at the surface of the object. Through networking, the way infrastructures are working is improved, harmonising methodologies and best practices in analysis and conservation, pursuing the establishment of a multidisciplinary synergic working method, based on shared use of knowledge and resources.


Mayorga Pinilla S.,Complutense University of Madrid | Vazquez Molini D.,Complutense University of Madrid | Alvarez Fernandez-Balbuena A.,Complutense University of Madrid | Hernandez Raboso G.,Complutense University of Madrid | And 3 more authors.
Renewable Energy | Year: 2015

A method to evaluate the risk of using daylight in museums and cultural heritage exhibitions is presented along this study. Although daylight is an ecological and sustainable source of energy and sometimes also an intrinsic part of the artwork, the use of Natural lighting may cause damages in them due to the difficulty of controlling its variability. The developed method quantifies the damage produced to the artworks by daylight compared to artificial light taking into account the level of radiation and its spectral distribution in space and time by comparison with the damage caused by an Illuminant A (Global Risk Factor). The method, applied to the permanent paintings exhibition in the cloister of the fifteenth century of the Monastery of Santa Maria de El Paular, certifies that the control and exploitation of Natural Light should consider an optimal balance between exposure and damage. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: INFRAIA-1-2014-2015 | Award Amount: 8.16M | Year: 2015

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.


Docampo J.,Museo Nacional Del Prado
Profesional de la Informacion | Year: 2013

In museums, the scope of documentation must be extended through the concept of documentary services: libraries, archives and services of documentation have to work together to achieve a better knowledge and diffusion of the collections of each museum. If libraries have an uncertain future, archives can play an important role in the future of the institution. Documentary services must be open to everything from internal service to the diffusion of all bibliographic, documentary and artistic collections using the most recent means available, such as those proposed for the semantic web.


Trademark
Museo Nacional Del Prado | Date: 2012-07-13

Blank discs for computers; Blank floppy computer discs; Blank magnetic data carriers; Blank magnetic discs; Blank optical discs; Blank recordable CD-Rs and DVD-Rs; Blank recordable DVDs; Blank recordable optical disc; Computer software for business development, personal development, and educational development that may be downloaded from a global computer network; Downloadable electronic publications in the nature of e-books, e-zines, and multimedia presentations in the field of business development, personal development, computer use and programming, language, arts, science, mathematics, and culture; Electronic key cards; Encoded identity cards; Sound recorded magnetic cards, sheets and tapes. Art prints comprised of digital illustrations originating from photographs; Artists brushes; Drawing brushes; Envelopes; Guide books featuring information on arts, culture, and travel; Magazines in the field of arts, culture, and travel; Mounted and unmounted photographs; Paint brushes; Paper packaging and containers for food and beverages comprised of materials designed to lessen adverse effects on the environment; Paper pouches for packaging; Plastic bags for packaging; Plastic bubble packs for wrapping or packaging; Plastic or paper bags for merchandise packaging; Posters; Printed instructional, educational, and teaching materials in the field of business development, personal development, computer use and programming, language, arts, science, mathematics, and culture; Printed matter, namely, paper signs, books, manuals, curriculum, newsletters, informational cards and brochures in the field of business development, personal development, computer use and programming, language, arts, science, mathematics, and culture; Printed pamphlets, brochures, manuals, books, booklets, leaflets, flyers, informational sheets and newsletters, adhesive backed stickers, and kits comprising one or more of the foregoing materials in the field of business development, personal development, computer use and programming, language, arts, science, mathematics, and culture; Publications, namely, brochures, booklets, and teaching materials in the field of business development, personal development, computer use and programming, language, arts, science, mathematics, and culture; Stationery. Advertisement and publicity services by television, radio, mail; Advertising and business management consultancy; Advertising by transmission of on-line publicity for third parties through electronic communications networks; Advertising services; Auctioneering; Business administration and office work; Business management; Estimating contracting work; Export and import agencies; Market research services; Organizing exhibitions for commercial or advertising purposes; Production of television commercials and public service announcements; Promotional marketing services using audiovisual media; Retail store services featuring a wide variety of consumer goods of others. Education services, namely, providing classes, seminars, and workshops in the field of business development, personal development, computer use and programming, language, arts, science, mathematics, and culture; Entertainment services, namely, arranging and conducting of competitions for sports, education, and amusement; Museum services; Organization of cultural shows; Organization of exhibitions for cultural or educational purposes; Organization of shows for cultural purposes; Organizing and hosting of events for cultural purposes; Organizing community sporting and cultural events; Organizing cultural and arts events; Organizing live exhibitions and conferences in the fields of education, culture, sports and entertainment for non-business and non-commercial purposes; Providing an Internet website portal in the field of entertainment, cultural and sporting events; Providing information relating to organizing community sporting and cultural activities, contests and games; Providing information relating to the organizing of educational, cultural, sporting, or entertainment exhibitions; Publishing of books, e-books, audio books, music and illustrations; Publishing of books, magazines; Training services in the field of business development, personal development, computer use and programming, language, arts, science, mathematics, and culture; Writing of texts other than publicity texts.

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