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Crystallization Damage at the Interfaces of Artworks (CRYSTINART)

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project type JPI Cultural Heritage
duration Sep 2020 - Aug 2024
project partners CNRS, Eindhoven University of Technology, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, University of Bologna
scientific responsible Noushine Shahidzadeh (University of Amsterdam)
contributors Tinhinane Chekai (UPPA), Stefano de Miranda (University of Bologna), Hannelore Derluyn (CNRS), Isabelle Garachon (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), Leo Pel (Eindhoven University of Technology), Noushine Shahidzadeh (University of Amsterdam)


The CRYSTINART project aims developing an integrated approach for modelling and analysis of the decay of artworks due to salt crystallization in layered materials. The collaboration between exact scientists and conservation specialists promotes interdisciplinary research on the major causes of degradation of porous objects – and artworks in particular. The partnership with DMEX allows integrating X-ray tomographic analysis of artefacts to elucidate on crystallization-induced damage.