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CMST COST Action D42
Chemical Interactions between Cultural Artefacts and Indoor Environment (EnviArt)

The description of the state-of-the-art showed that research on the chemical interactions between cultural artefacts and the indoor environment and standardisation is performed already at the international level, but still needs serious efforts for coordination. Only a close multidisciplinary cooperation will ensure that our current collection of cultural artefacts will be accessible for future generations.
The main objective of the Action is to explore chemical interactions between cultural artefacts and typical indoor environmental conditions through field studies and laboratory experiments and to translate the results into preventive conservation practice.
In more detail the technical objectives are to:

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General Information*

Chair of the Action:


Vice Chair of the Action:

Prof Annemie ADRIAENS (BE)

Science officer of the Action:

Dr Lucia FORZI

Administrative officer of the Action:



Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Progress Report

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Final Achievement Report

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Action website:

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Last updated: 02 May 2011 top of page