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 UAIC 2 1On the degradation mechanisms under the influence of pedological factors through the study of archaeological patina
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Material science Geology
   2New micro-destructive methods for datingChemistry, Chemical Engineering Material science Physics
   3New synthetic polymers in the consolidation of supports and finishing surfaces of inorganic materialChemistry, Chemical Engineering Material science
   4New ion-exchange resins for the cleaning of artefacts made of inorganic materialsChemistry, Chemical Engineering Material science
 ICN 2 1
The effect of vibrations on the condition of sensitive paintings: mechanical modelling
Mechanical engineering, Technical mechanics, Mechanics of materials, Material science, Physics
   2 The effect of vibrations on the condition of sensitive paintings: material testingMechanical engineering, Material science, Mechanics of materials, Physics
   3Blowing up inflatablesPhysics, Material science
   4The development of new cleaning strategies for modern unvarnished paintingsChemistry
   5“Light fastness of late 19th and early 20th century inks used in graphic arts (L-FINK) Chemistry
   6The effect of varnish on the perception of paintingsPhysics
   7Kinetics of the aging of face-mounted photographs Chemistry

 SoC

 2 1 

Archaeological Baltic Amber: degradation mechanisms and conservation measures

Chemistry

   2

Understanding plastic surfaces: evaluating methods for cleaning art objects comprised of or containing new or degraded plastics.

 Chemistry

 ELTE HNM

 1 

Mineralogical and chemical changes caused by surface weathering of building stone

 

Geologist Material science

   2

Mineralogical and chemical changes caused by surface weathering of prehistoric stone tools

Geologist Material science

   3

Mineralogical and chemical changes caused by use and/or surface weathering of archaeological pottery

Geologist Material science

 AUTH

 2 1

Study of material and technology of mosaics' substrates

Chemistry, Material engineer

   2

Parameters influencing the quality of lime based mortars used in repairing monuments and historical buildings

Chemistry, Material engineer

   3

Study of the interphase phenomena between old and new material in ancient masonry

Chemistry, Material engineer

   4Study of materials, technology, environmental factors, degradation processes and conservation practices in byzantine / post byzantine metallic objects
Chemistry, Material engineer
   5Study of materials, technology, environmental factors, degradation processes and conservation practices in byzantine / post byzantine iconsChemistry, Material engineer
  

Study of silicate materials composition (ceramics, glass, glaze, etc.), pottery and glass making technology, provenance of pottery and glass

Chemistry, Material engineer

 UNIOVI

 2

 1

Durability of crystalline monumental stones in terms of their pore-space structure and hydraulic properties

Geology, Material science (inorganic)

 

 

 2

Durability of treated monumental stones with different salt content

Geology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

 UNIPG

 1

 1

New methodologies for in-situ non invasive studies of artworks materials

Chemistry Physics

 UNIBO

 1

 1

The application of FTIR microscopy to the characterisation, degradation and conservation-restoration of heritage materials

Chemistry

 

 

 2

The matter of Far East Asian wall paintings: scientific examination of the traditional materials and techniques

Chemistry

 UNIBO

 1

 1

Environment/heritage material interactions: evaluation of the impact of multipollutants and microclimate on modern and contemporary built heritage

Chemistry
Environmental physics
Environmental engineer

 

 

 2

Impact of Nitrogen atmospheric pollutants on innovative plastering

Chemistry
Environmental physics
Material science

 ICVBC

 1

Materials, degradation processes, conservation practices for the conservation of mosaics and stained glasses used in works of art.

Chemistry

 

 

 2

Biofilms on exposed monumental stones: mechanism of their formation and development of new control methods

Biology Biochemistry

 

 

 3

Consolidation of marble statues and protection of mural paintings with calcium oxalate

Chemistry Geology

 

 

 4

Herbium laser for the conservation of mural paintings

Chemistry Physics

 

 

 5

New inorganic reinforcing agents for stone artefacts

Chemistry Geology