Artifacts are constantly threatened by anthropogenic actions. Looting, smuggling, and illicit trade of cultural goods pose major risks to our cultural goods and our cultural identity. One of the major consequences of these illegal activities is the dissociation, meaning the loss of information associated with an object, such as provenance, identification, or location information, without which the object loses significance or is lost.
News & Events
New article on Horizon Magazine!
24 May 2023 A new article entitled "Museums and police in Europe join forces to fight illicit trade in
AURORA Project presented at the Conservation Seminar – Macedonian Holocaust Memorial Center
23 May 2023 On 13-14 May 2023, the Conservation Seminar was held at the Macedonian Holocaust Memorial Center directed
AURORA – Conference and Training at Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
04 May 2023 The restoration studio of the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (BNCF) was founded in connection with
AURORA Project showcased at Nano-systems: two-day training on research and applications on cultural heritage in L’Aquila, Italy
13 - 14 April | L'Aquila (Italy) AURORA project was presented at a two-day Conference and workshop on nano-materials: