Project facts

Duration: 2019-01-01 - 2022-06-30
Project coordinator: Consorzio Interuniversitario Per Lo Sviluppo Dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Project consortium: Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche; University College Cork - National University Of Ireland, Cork; University College London; Idryma Technologias Kai Erevnas; Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola Ab; Ethnicon Metsovion Polytechnion; Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul; Zfb Zentrum Fur Bucherhaltung Gmbh; Ionvac Process Srl; Univerza V Ljubljani; Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Wissenschaften Ev; Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung Ev; Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia; Greendecision Srl; Bewarrant; Warrant Hub Spa; Mirabile Antonio; Goppion s.p.A.; Nouryon PULP and Performance Chemicals AB; ERICSSON AB; International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property; Ministero Della Cultura; Narodni Muzej Slovenije; Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum; Fondazione Scienza E Tecnica; Solomon RGuggenheim Foundation
Funding bodies: Horizon 2020
Subject areas: Methods - Procedures, Preventive conservation
Budget: € 7 873 590


APACHE aim is to find a solution to the long-term preservation questions raised by billions of objects collected in museum, library and archive storages by developing: multi-scale modelling to predict Cultural Heritage degradation; new generation of active and intelligent storage crates, archive boxes and display cases to improve storage and exhibition; collaborative decision-making tools for preventive maintenance.

Impacts & Results

APACHE will develop a range of materials based on multi-scale modelling and a new generation of active and intelligent enclosures to support the long term preservation of Cultural Heritage. The project will also take into account the application feasibility of such materials as well as the reduction of material costs.

The new tools and materials developed will focus on: multi-scale materials modelling to predict degradation of art-related materials; sensors and wireless sensors technologies to provide a smart, user friendly and low cost system to detect un unsuitable microclimate; pollution absorbents as well as temperature and humidity regulators to compensate their fluctuations; software tool for decision-makers to visualize the effect of a decision on the longevity of the stored object.