Integrated trans-national access platforms. IPERION CH makes world-class scientific tools and knowledge available to Heritage scientists through three integrated Trans-National Access platforms:
- ARCHLAB: access to specialised knowledge and organized scientific information – including technical images, analytical data and conservation documentation – in datasets largely unpublished from tenlarge archives of prestigious European museums, galleries and research institutions.
- FIXLAB: access to large-scale facilities (synchrotrons, neutron sources, accelerators) uniquely also having expertise in CH, for sophisticated scientific investigations on samples or whole objects, revealing their micro-structures and chemical compositions, giving essential and invaluable insights into CH historical technologies, materials, alteration and degradation phenomena.
- MOLAB: access to an impressive collection of advanced mobile analytical instrumentation for non-invasive measurements on precious, fragile or immovable objects, archaeological sites and historical monuments. The MObileLABoratory allows its users to implement complex multi-technique diagnostic projects, permitting the most effective in situ investigations.
The IPERION CHTNA ensures unparalleled support for excellent scholarly research projects and innovative enterprises. It is designed to enable researchers to conduct exemplary scientific studies of CH materials: complementary non-invasive techniques to minimise sampling (MOLAB), followed by more in-depth characterisation (FIXLAB), combined with consultation of comparative data from a wealth of earlier CH studies before or after analyses (ARCHLAB). Competitive, peer-reviewed calls for TNA will be open to the academic, Heritage sector and industrial research community. Research projects will benefit from the availability of a wide range of tools and instrumentation, and users will be allowed and encouraged to apply for multiple accesses to different platforms, supporting the complex multi-disciplinary research in Heritage Science.
The following list of international experts is related to the Peer Review Panel which is responsible for the evaluation of the projects submitted within the Calls for Trans-National Access:
A. G. Karydas
K. Van Balen