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The technologies applied to Cultural Heritage and in particular the 3D reconstruction of sites and monuments, allows to replace the past in a non invasive method. In this way it is possible to make both virtual restorations and a capillary communication of the cultural contents, that is the first step of the Cultural Heritage preventive conservation.
Non-destructive testing (NDT) uses different physical principles, methods and sensors for getting information about external and internal structure and material properties. Generally, NDT applications should be part of the global investigation of historic buildings. They do not replace other investigation techniques completely but in the case of historic monuments, NDT should be preferred instead of traditional tests on extracted samples when both types of techniques can solve the problem. In recent years, commercial systems or specifically developed systems like ground penetrating radar (GPR), impact-echo, sonics, microseismics, acoustic emission, geoelectric, active thermography and flat-jack have been applied successfully. by Christiane Maierhofer 
High resolution digital 2D and 3D recording with a remote controlled mincrane up to a height of 25m. Professional lighting and colour controlled images enable monitoring inside historic buildings.Barbara Beckett, University of Bamberg, Germany
How the MDDS operates
The software SIRCoP is an Information System finalized to make maintenance plans of Built Cultural Heritage.
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First Announcement: Inauguration UNESCO Chair on Preventive Conservation, Maintenance and Monitoring of Monuments and Sites

The Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven is pleased to announce the inauguration of the UNESCO Chair on Preventive Conservation, Maintenance and Monitoring of Monuments and Sites on 24-25 March 2009 in Leuven.

 

 

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