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.