IPERION CHIntegrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage


The University of Perugia is involved in the IperionCH Project through SMAArt (Scientific Methodologies applied to Archaeology and Art), a centre of excellence which joins six different Departments of the University and some laboratories of the National Consortium INSTM.

The Centre promotes the co-operation between human and physical sciences, offering academic and research institutions an integrated body of resources and competences in both historical and scientific fields, developing new investigation methods and portable instrumentations for non-destructive in situ studies of works of art, and coordinating and developing international and national research and education projects.

SMAArt has a laboratory characterised by both bench and mobile instrumentation, including spectroscopic and imaging techniques, for the research on art materials and on origin and mechanisms of their possible alterations in specific environments. In particular, the mobile laboratory MOLAB consists of a unique collection of portable equipments, suitable for non invasive in situ measurements (no sampling and no contact) on monuments or on precious objects that cannot be moved from their usual location due to safety or security reasons.

Contact person
Name: Bruno Brunetti
Email: bruno@dyn.unipg.it