Welcome to ARCCHIP

ADVANCED RESEARCH CENTRE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

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Summary of objectives of the ARCCHIP

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About the Centre of Excellence ARCCHIP

Supported by European Commission grant EU-ICA1-CT-2000-70013

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Miloš DRDÁCKÝ, Director
Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Address: Prosecká 76, 190 00 Prague 9, Czech Republic
Phone: +420-2-86885382, Fax: +420-2-86884634
E-mail: drdacky@itam.cas.cz, drdacka@itam.cas.cz, arcchip@itam.cas.cz

Summary of objectives of the ARCCHIP

Introduction

Civil engineering and architecture are the main fields of application for research results of the Institute. This tradition is more than 80 years old. An increased attention has been paid to safeguarding of the built heritage and its integration into the life of contemporary society. The complexity of problems of cultural heritage calls for modern interdisciplinary approach and this has been started in a systematic way in 1995 by foundation of a new department in the Institute - the Associated Centre for Historic Structures and Sites, joining together researchers from two institutes of the Academy of Sciences. The process continued, because of success in grant project competitions and now are involved into this research scientists from other research institutes and universities and there are operated two research units - one in Prague and one in another World Heritage City of Telč.

The ARCCHIP Centre mainly

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Cultural Heritage Oriented Research Projects of ITAM

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON CULTURAL HERITAGE OBJECTS AND DIAGNOSTICS OF THEIR INTEGRITY DAMAGES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR HISTORIC CITIES AND TERRITORIES HISTORIC STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS UNDER REPEATED LOADING
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON CULTURAL HERITAGE OBJECTS AND DIAGNOSTICS OF THEIR INTEGRITY DAMAGES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR HISTORIC CITIES AND TERRITORIES HISTORIC STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS UNDER REPEATED LOADING
SURVEY OF HISTORIC PAINTINGS BY MEANS OF MODERN NON-INVASIVE METHODS FIBRE PLASTICS COMPOSITE AND NET REINFORCEMENT FOR HISTORIC MASONRY EVALUATION OF COMPATIBILITY OF NEW RENDERS WITH HISTORIC RENDERS AND MASONRY
SURVEY OF HISTORIC PAINTINGS BY MEANS OF MODERN NON-INVASIVE METHODS FIBRE PLASTICS COMPOSITE AND NET REINFORCEMENT FOR HISTORIC MASONRY EVALUATION OF COMPATIBILITY OF NEW RENDERS WITH HISTORIC RENDERS AND MASONRY

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Work Packages

Co-ordination, management an operation measures CORNELIA
Advanced research workshops ARIADNE
Medium term education activities METEOR
Twining arrangements and visits TACITUS
Special programmes PATRIMONIA, HESTIA, GOLEM

General scheme of ARIADNE Workshops and expected deliverables

Structure of the workshops is based on position papers of invited top specialists with the aim to elaborate state of the art conclusions and to clearly formulate the most up-to-date problems in the area. Those documents and profound discussions will be utilised for establishment of core networks in those selected areas, in order to enable continuous co-operation and mutual information on the topics under discussion and creation of a virtual international centre for cultural heritage research.

Advanced Research Initiation Assisting and Developing Networks in Europe (ARIADNE) Workshops are used to prepare the most important deliverables of the project. They consist in 12 problem-oriented events lasting about one week, joining together invited and limited number of non-invited researchers specialised in one of the selected topics. The workshop conserves the same structure and work plan, which is be based on position papers of invited top specialists with the aim to elaborate state of the art conclusions and to clearly formulate the most up-to-date problems in the area. Those documents and profound discussions will be utilised for establishment of core networks in those selected areas, in order to enable continuous co-operation and mutual information on the topics under discussion. There will be invited about 20-25 general reporters who will present their position papers following given lines and summarising the situation in their countries. They will be asked to prepare basic data for a database which is operated in the Centre and supports the idea of a virtual international centre. The invited speakers are considered to be the main idea presenters for further collaborative research. They will cover all pre-Accession to the EU countries and respected experts or scientists from the EU countries. The workshops are open to other willing collaborators participating on a moderate fee basis, who could serve as potential solution providers or results receptors and practical applicators. The persons with support from other INCO 2 programmes will be preferred.  

The expected general deliverables from each workshop include:

special programmes, targeted to an increase of involvement of youth into research, to a strengthening of cultural heritage issues in local and regional social and economic stability and to environmental improvements. For the data base review a special questionnaire facilitating a computer assisted input of data has been prepared and will be distributed by e-mail and on floppy-discs.

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List of Ariadne workshops:

April 23-29, 2001 ARIADNE 1 – Social and economic integration of cultural heritage
May 9-15, 2001 ARIADNE 2 – Cultural heritage in local and regional social and economic stability
June 11-17, 2001 ARIADNE 3 – Cultural heritage in urban areas
August 18-24, 2001 ARIADNE 4 – Vulnerability of cultural heritage to hazards and prevention measures
September 17-23, 2001 ARIADNE 5 – Documentation, interpretation, presentation and publication of Cultural heritage
October 20-26, 2001 ARIADNE 6 – Degradation of cultural heritage in surrounding environment
November 12-18, 2001 ARIADNE 7 – Indoor climate and tourism effect
December 10-16, 2001 ARIADNE 8 – Bio-degradation of cultural heritage
February 4-10, 2002 ARIADNE 9 – Historic materials and their diagnostics
April 22-28, 2002 ARIADNE 10 – New materials and technologies for conservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage
May 20-26, 2002 ARIADNE 11 – Historic structures
June 1-7, 2002 ARIADNE 12 – New technologies for safeguarding cultural heritage
November 27 - December 1, 2002 ARIADNE 13 – Salt Damage and Desalination – A Combined Short Course/Workshop “SALTeXPERT” (with the Getty Conservation Institute)
February 3, 2003 ARIADNE 14 – EU Directives and the Protected European Cultural Heritage

Other Work Packages:

METEOR (Medium Term Educational Opportunity and Research), represent 2 week training on clusters of up-to-date problems provided in the Centre under the support of leaders from EU and CEE countries and intended for participants mostly from CEE countries. They are completed with a possibility of 3 months stays for research students or researchers who are hosted by the Centre and worked on on-going research projects.
TACITUS programme (Twining Arrangements and Research with Co-operating Institutions) enables visits or stays for research students or researchers from the EU or CEE countries in any of the co-operating institutions.
PATRIMONIA, HESTIA and GOLEM are aimed to enlarge scope of results with a wide practical application PATRIMONIA - is aiming at the rise of cultural heritage awareness of people and understanding heritage protection as a part of total environmental protection. It is a project for youth, concentrated on cultural heritage in the relations between people, between mankind and Nature and between people and technology as a message for and source of approaches to sustainable development.
HESTIA - (Heritage for Economic and Social Stability and International Adhesion) is designed to prepare pilot programmes based on regional or micro-regional traditions, resources and technologies, in order to ensure economic and social stability and sustainability of small historic cities.
GOLEM - (Gradually Optimised Low Energy Materials for construction in the CEEC) is intended to prepare pilot programmes based on traditional eco-efficient technologies and to increase awareness of citizens to cultural heritage and create a basis for small regional industry.)

Participation

If you would like participate, please, fill-in form available here and send it back as attachment to Ms. Drdacka to whom all additional questions and comments should be sent.

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