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Biodeterioration of Cultural Heritage: Conservation and Prevention
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Biodegradation,
  • Artistic historical patrimony conservation,
  • Restoration of the cultural heritage
Information
Abstract
The Historical and Cultural Heritage is the legacy we have received from the past, what we live today, and what we¿ll pass on to future generations. It includes all property, both tangible and intangible, accumulated over time. The protection of intangible heritage (language, customs, music, etc.) is very vulnerable because of its ephemeral nature. The tangible heritage (monuments, cultural landscapes, buildings, manuscripts, documents, scientific collections, recordings, photographs) comprises a wide range of highly heterogeneous materials: stone, paper, wood, silk, metals, polymers. All these materials have a natural tendency to deteriorate. In addition, living organisms, especially microorganisms, are able to grow on these materials modifying their properties and contributing to their biodeterioration. Knowledge of these biodeterioration processes is what enables the development of strategies for the conservation and prevention of the tangible heritage in order to extend its life and preserve it for posterity.
International
No
Congress
Industriales Research Meeting 2016
970
Place
Madrid
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-16397-31-0
Start Date
20/04/2016
End Date
20/04/2016
From page
156
To page
156
Industriales Research Meeting 16
Participants
  • Autor: Ana Maria Garcia Ruiz (UPM)
  • Autor: Diego Alejandro Moreno Gomez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Bioingeniería y Materiales (BIO-MAT)
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada e Ingeniería de Materiales
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