Methodology

Ten different work packages contribute to the CAPuS project. The project’s work feeds directly into the development of a conservation protocol for artworks in public spaces. The overarching objective, however, is to expand education and employment opportunities for conservation-restoration professionals and students by providing them with expertise in the field of public art, and to increase opportunities for the companies involved in the project to do business in the field in question. The aim is also to make a permanent knowledge alliance in the field of public art conservation.

Firstly, the project will feature a phase of structured dialogue with the artists and the formalization of artworks. The second phase will continue with the analysis of the artworks’ constituents and the identification of the main degradative processes affecting artworks. An initial result will be the rationalization of the types of artworks under analysis. Within the third phase, the profitable synergy with the companies will finally take place. This is when specific conservation methods and products will be developed and will be put into conservation guidelines. This phase will actively consist of exchanges between teachers, students and researchers. Internship opportunities for students at companies involved in the project will also be expected. The results of this research will be open-access and will constitute the basis for the creation of an innovative formative module to be introduced in higher education institutions. A pilot course will be taught during the project’s lifespan and an e-learning platform will be implemented.

Key work packages from the CAPuS project and key milestones are shown below.

CAPuS Project Start
Socio-cultural collocation of selected artworks (WP2)
Report on collocation of selected artworks
Contact person: Sagita Mirjam Sunara
Lead partner: University of Split
Analytical characterization of selected artworks (WP3)
Analytical report
Report on degradative processes
Contact person: Tytus Sawicki – [email protected]
Lead partner: Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
Testing of selected products (WP4)
Analytical evaluation of cleaning methods
Analytical evaluation of protective coatings
Contact person: Wolfgang Müller – [email protected]
Lead partner: Schmincke (Germany)
Implementation of a conservation methodology (WP5)
Conservation treatment protocols
Contact person: Paola Croveri – [email protected]
Lead partner: Conservation and Restoration Centre "La Venaria Reale"
Implementation of an innovative formative module (WP6)
Academic module
e-learning platform
Contact person: Monica Gulmini – [email protected]
Lead partner: University of Turin
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