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Project

Assessment of atmospheric environmental risks related to artworks in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage complex of Alhambra (Granada, Spain) with the emphasis on the analysis of a unique collection of authentic pigment samples.

The present research aims to characterize the materials and gaseous and particulate atmospheric pollutants at the Alhambra monumental complex in order to assess their contribution to the weathering processes on its artworks. A combination of micro-analytical techniques will be applied for in-depth characterisation of materials and pollutants. A plan for preventive conservation of the monument will be proposed based on the achieved results.
Date:1 Oct 2008 →  30 Jun 2013
Keywords:PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION, WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE, MICRO ANALYSIS, ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS
Disciplines:Analytical chemistry, Sustainable chemistry, Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution , Environmental science and management, Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
Project type:Collaboration project