Main Objective

The combination of new technologies and the integration of conventional investigation tools currently used by CH experts (archaeologists, architects, curators, conservation scientists, conservators, art historians) and associated specialists (archaeometers, geomorphologists, etc.) allows us to anticipate the emergence of a new generation of multi-skilled experts specialized in the study and monitoring of changes on CH objects. CHANGE will respond to this urgent need. The main scientific objective of CHANGE is to develop a methodology to assess and monitor any change to which CH artifacts are faced during their exposure to the atmosphere and their conservation treatments. It requires a multi scale and multi modal approach in both acquisition and processing of data collected and harmonization and unification of processing protocols.

These objectives will be reached through the research projects carried out by each Early Stage Researchers (ESR), collaborative work between the ESRs and between them and the beneficiaries/partners. ESRs with different scientific backgrounds relevant to CHANGE will be selected and will be trained to bridge their existing knowledge and the one to gain all along the research programme. In a nutshell, the most innovative aspect of CHANGE is to study change issues on CH artifacts by integrating the expertise of CH experts to a multi modal approach applicable at a variety of scales.

Specific Objectives

  • Development of multi-scale acquisition systems for geometric change capture (3D) of CH assets.
  • Development of multimodal acquisition systems for appearance change capture of CH assets.
  • Integration of multimodal and multiscale acquisition systems for change capture (3D and appearance) of CH assets.
  • Development of dedicated methods for change visualisation of CH assets from multiscale and multimodal data.
  • Development of computational methods for change detection, quantification and characterization of CH assets from multimodal and multiscale data.
  • Design of repeatable and contextualised strategies of digitization.
  • Development of acquisition strategies for change monitoring of CH assets.
  • Application to the change monitoring during alteration processes of CH assets.
  • Application to the change monitoring during conservation interventions of CH assets.
  • Interpretation and evaluation of collected data on CH assets.
  • Archiving of CH data after upgrading them with semantic metadata useful for preservation activities.