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PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE OBJECTS WITH MULTIFUNCTIONAL ADVANCED MATERIALS
FP7 THEME [ENV-NMP.2011.3.2.1-1 NMP]
[Development of advanced compatible materials and techniques and their application for the protection, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage assets Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies - NMP]
"The specific FP7 'Cooperation' supports all types of research activities carried out by different research bodies in trans-national cooperation and aims to gain or consolidate leadership in key scientific and technology areas"
The FP7 multidisciplinary research cooperation project HEROMAT is directed towards the development of innovative environmental friendly materials with value added functions aimed to the protection of immovable Cultural Heritage assets.
The HEROMAT project will contribute to an effective, long-lasting solution for the prevention of degradation, keeping the authenticity, functionality and the aesthetic appearance of the cultural assets and having socio-economic benefits.
The Pan-European HEROMAT team from Serbia, Slovenia, Italy, UK and Russia, will cross-link the experts that will be focused on the restoration and consolidation of two historical objects located in urban (Bač fortress, Serbia) and rural (Manor in Dornava, Slovenia) environment, both having continental climate.
The HEROMAT project investigation involves the chain of activities from the synthesis, establishment of the methodology for characterization and testing of novel protective materials through their pilot production and, finally, to the in situ application and monitoring, giving also their life cycle assessment.
The outputs of HEROMAT project will be a set of novel materials applicable for the protection of different inorganic mineral substrates providing multiple added functions: consolidation, self-cleaning and anti-microbial effect.
The overall goal of the HEROMAT project is the improvement of the physical state as well as the resistance to degradation of the monuments sustaining the functionality and the aesthetic appearance through a long period of time.