In January 2013, the JPI Cultural Heritage launched its first Joint Pilot Call for Research Proposals in Cultural Heritage. Thirteen of the JPICH member countries participated in providing funding for the Call, using a virtual common pot model. Proposals were sought under four topic headings:
1. Methods, tools (including non-invasive instruments) and modelling for understanding damage and decay mechanisms (including the effects of weathering and climate change) on tangible heritage (including buildings, sites and landscapes);
2. Materials, technologies and procedures for the conservation of tangible cultural heritage;
3. Use and re-use of buildings and landscapes, including the relationship between changes of use and public policy, including costs and added value (for example as a result of planning regulations and urban development);
4. Increasing understanding of cultural values, valuation, interpretation, ethics and identity around all forms of cultural heritage (tangible, intangible and digital heritage).
After an extensive peer review process, ten successful projects were selected for funding. These projects adress topics ranging from heritage values to rising damp, cultural heritage in landscape to waterlogged archaeological wood and the sustainable management of historic urban centres to decay mechanisms in pigments and binders for painting. The ten successful projects are listed in full below.
|Heritage Values Network||H@V||UK, Netherlands, Norway, Spain|
|Ageing Study of Treated Composite Archaeological Waterlogged Artifacts||ArCo||Norway, Denmark, France, Italy|
|Cultural Heritage in Landscape||CHeriScape||UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Spain|
|Effectiveness of Methods Against Rising Damp in Buildings||EMERISDA||Belgium, Italy, Netherlands,|
|Kinetics of Salt Crystallisation Damage in Historic Masonry||KISADAMA||Italy, Belgium, Netherlands,|
|A Sustainable Future for the Historic Urban Core||SHUC||Netherlands, UK, Ireland|
|Values and Valuation as Key Factors in Protection, Conservation and Contemporary Use of Heritage||SMARTVALUE||Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia|
|Technologies and Tools for the Beneficial Diagnosis and Preservation of Tangible Cutltural Heritage||TANGIBLE||Cyprus, Italy, France, Spain|
|Monitoring Dynamic Network for Existing Structures of Concrete Cultural Patrimony||REDMONEST||Spain, France, Italy, Belgium|
|Induced Decay and Ageing Mechanisms in Paintings: Focus on Interactions between Lead and Zinc White and Organic Material||LeadART||France, Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg|
The first of the projects kicked off in November 2013 and the latest to finish will complete its work in January 2017.
At the Heritage Portal, we've asked each project team to fill out a factsheet, with a short project summary and some basic facts and figures about their research. We'll be adding these to the site one at a time over the coming weeks as each new project is profiled.
All factsheets attached as PDFs under 'Related Files' below.