Pezzati presented E-RIHS in Canada


The coordinator Luca Pezzati was in Ottawa, Canada at the 26th International Symposium on Digital Workflows for Heritage Conservation.  He presented a speech on The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS). Further, he addressed the research synergies among academics from Italy and Canada in a Joint Italo-Canadian session. The event was co-organized by the Italian Embassy and Carleton University.

Due to the fact that tangible cultural and natural heritage are key components of the European identity, their study. Therefore, preservation is a global challenge for science and the European society. E-RIHS is responding to this challenge. To explain how the research infrastructure will work, Pezzati described its four platforms:

  1. MOLAB: access to advanced mobile analytical instrumentation for diagnostics of heritage objects, archaeological sites and historical monuments. The MObile LABoratories will allow its users to carry out complex multi-technique diagnostic projects, allowing effective in situ investigation.
  2. FIXLAB: access to large-scale and specific facilities with unique expertise in heritage science, for cutting-edge scientific investigation on samples or whole objects. This reveals micro-structures and chemical composition, giving essential and invaluable insights into historical technologies, materials and species, their context, chronologies, alteration and degradation phenomena.
  3. ARCHLAB: physical access to archives and collections of prestigious European museums, galleries, research institutions and universities. These archives contain non-digital samples and specimens and organized scientific information.
  4. DIGILAB: virtual access to tools and data hubs for heritage research from large academic, research and heritage institutions.

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Citation: Striova, J. and Pezzati, L.: THE EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HERITAGE SCIENCE (ERIHS), Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 661-664,, 2017.