Vision and Aims
From a Multidisciplinary to a Transdisciplinary Training Approach in Cultural Heritage and Conservation Science
To form a new generation of Conservation Science professionals equipped with knowledge, skills and competences and skills [(as defined in European Qualification Framework (EQF)] spanning different sectors such as Physical and Chemical Science, Cultural Heritage, Conservation, Archaeology, Museology, Art History, Project Management, IT
To provide an opportunity to young ESRs not only to continue their research careers at top ranked universities and well-established private enterprises but also to have the necessary knowledge, skills and competences tools required to start their own business in the Cultural Heritage sector
To rediscover, un-cover and promote the fruition to the society of archaeological and cultural heritage artifacts stored (“forgotten”) in Museums deposits worldwide through dedicated PhD level research projects that will study, diagnose, preserve and disseminate.
To help European policy makers, HEI and associations in the professional Cultural Heritage sector in shaping and defining the key knowledge, competences and skills required for independent practice as a fully professional Conservation scientist trained at EQF level 8.
To create and promote an interdisciplinary, multisectoral and sustainable network of HEI, Museums, Research labs, SME, NGOs and CSOs active in the broad Cultural Heritage Materials sector.
To boost the dissemination of interdisciplinary scientific approaches applied to the study of CH within the scientific community and to disclose to the general public the new advances of science and technology applied to the cultural heritage artifacts displayed in exhibitions and Museums.