International Workshop “Towards a European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science”

Florence, 2017 March 29th

9:30-10:00          Welcome addresses
  • U. Tombari, President of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
  • D. Nardella, Mayor of Florence
  • E. Rossi, President of Tuscany
  • L. Dei, Rector of the University of Florence
  • L. Bassilichi, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Florence
  • R. Reggi, Director of the State Property Agency (MEF)
10:00-11:20       Session 1: Heritage science research: perspectives and infrastructures

Chair, C. Messa, Rector of the University of Milan Bicocca, Italian Representative in the H2020 Committee for Research Infrastructures

  • M. Inguscio, President of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), “Introducing E-RIHS”
  • A. Cesaro, Undersecretary of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
  • F. Donato, Italian representative in Horizon 2020 per “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies”
  • A. Di Giulio, Head of Unit Research Infrastructures, DG Research, Science & Innovation, European Commission
11:40-13:40       Session 2: Heritage science research: EU and global scenarios

Chair, L. Bertrand,

  • F. Fless, President of the German Archaeological Institute, “Cultural Heritage at Risk –  Global challenges and shared responsibilities” (keynote)
  • G. Rossi, Chair of European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), “Updating the Landscape Analysis of Research Infrastructures for the ESFRI Roadmap 2018” [pdf]
  • S. De Caro, Director-General of International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), “Paving the way to a global infrastructure” [pdf]
  • F. Prost, Scientific Advisor (DG for Research and Innovation) for the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research and P. Liévaux, Head of the Research Department (Heritage Directorate) for the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, “E-RIHS a European tool of convergence for the future of research on Heritage Science”
  • C. Ewart, Head of Stakeholder and International Relations at the Science and Technology Facilities Council UK (STFC), “The importance of collaborative Research Infrastructures to the UK research landscape” [pdf]
  • C. Sabbioni, Coordinator of Executive Board of JPI CH, “The strategic research agenda for heritage science: the role of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage (JPICH)” [pdf]
13:40-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:50       Session 3: Setting up the E-RIHS

Chair, E. Cano,

  • L. Pezzati, CNR, E-RIHS Coordinator, “The Preparatory Phase of E-RIHS”
  • I. Pallot-Frossard, Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMF), “The E-RIHS star system: national initiatives to serve a common project”
  • J. Mimoso, PT National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC), “Financial challenges” [pdf]
  • M. Strlič, University College of London (UCL), “E-RIHS Academy” [pdf]
  • F. Niccolucci, PIN Scrl, University of Florence, “DIGILAB: embedding Heritage Science in the European Open Science Cloud” [pdf]
16:10-16:40 Coffee break
16:40-18:00       Session 4: Science and innovation in E-RIHS: success stories and perspectives

Chair, A. Candeias,

  • H. De Clercq, BE Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), “Revelation of heritage knowledge through the ARCHLAB platform” [pdf]
  • C. Miliani, CNR, Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies (ISTM), “The mobile laboratoy MOLAB: a European platform for non-invasive studies of heritage materials” [video]
  • M. Menu, Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMF), “FIXLAB, Access to large-scale analytical facilities”
  • D. Anglos, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), “Promoting excellence, exploiting innovation”, [pdf]
  • A. Palombini, CNR, Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage (ITABC), “CNR long term contribution for an EU integrated approach to virtual museums: experiences, results and challenges” [video]
18:00 End of workshop