Open and collaborative efforts to design and achieve a new Facility for Cultural Heritage

A new updated model for "Digital Radiography and Computed Tomography on artworks of large dimensions"

The Physics Department of University of Turin, the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the Fondazione Centro Conservazione e Restauro “La Venaria Reale” (CCR) designed, realized and installed in a protected area of the CCR, where the G7 Science is going to be held, a unique research infrastructure which is in operation since September 2011 to realize “Digital Radiography (DR) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) on artworks of large dimensions”.

The tomographic system has been over the past few years the main feature of attraction from museums of the world which have visited the CCR (Centro Conservazione e Restauro) and national museums sends their artworks to be analysed.

Over the last few years, the University of Turin has begun a process that recognizes the value of transition from a ‘closed’ to an 'open science' model. The University of Turin has initiated scientific projects and collaborations with public bodies and private companies within the Open Science paradigm, focusing the entire scientific production to subjects of a vast economic and social impact.

In this context starts from Turin, under the occasion of the G7 of Science, an open invitation to the international scientific community to take part in a large-scale research project to collaborate to the design and achievement, in an open way, of a new updated model of a digital radiography and computed tomography in heritage science.

The University of Turin, INFN and CCR will make available to all international scientific community the entire project documentation and their know-how to create a community of researchers and companies dedicated to designing and implementing the new research infrastructure, from a collaborative point of view.

Inviting the international community to collaborate is a major opportunity to support the open science and open innovation model as a perspective for science and world development with concrete actions.

The complete process in a fistful of seconds

Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino is acknowledged for the kind concession of images

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The complete scheme and project on neu_ART

How to submit your proposal for the Open and Collaborative Research Project:

The community group will be available in a few days

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