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European project on conservation, restoration/maintenance (umbrella: generates projects and networks of excellence).

New industrial products and technologies as well as craft
skills for conservation and restoration work. Establishment
of technical standards and outlines for examination and
treatment of objects and monuments.

The EUROCARE project aims to develop Industrial and other kinds of application and market-oriented products and technologies which are currently not available as well as best practices for conservation and restoration work based on and supported by scientific knowledge. The objective of the project is to support and enable advanced technical standards and European guidelines for the evaluation, analysis and treatment of cultural assets. EUROCARE aims to: - develop new materials and substances - improve the analytical and treatment techniques to be applied in the conservation sector (to cultural assets) - promote the exchange of Information between scientists and Industry in all participating countries - generate a market for advanced applications and high technology products and processes In the field of conservation and related domains, - establish and support information systems which are recognising state of the Information and Communication Technologies (interoperability, modern communication means, etc.) and standards, - build up networks of existing expertise all over Europe (e.g. in terms of Centres of Excellence) and open the communication to non European countries, and - cooperate with other relevant networks and activities at the European (e.g. Framework Programmes of the EUROPEAN UNION) and non-European level. Keywords: material science, conservation, information science.
Acronym: 
EUROCARE2000
Project ID: 
2 694
Start date: 
01-01-2002
Project Duration: 
42months
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.