For the period from March, 2009 through July, 2013, CHARISMA tenders opportunities to research teams from European Member States or Associated States, to conduct their researches and experiments, providing a transnational* access to 11 most advanced European facilities centersused nowadays, from neutrons to synchrotrons and ion beams, from micro-focussed spectroscopy to multispectral high-resolution imaging, offered grouped in three defined access programs (ARCHLAB, FIXLAB and MOLAB):
- open the archives of European Museums and Cultural Heritage Institutions (ARCHLAB) Analytical information, scientific records, sample and reference collections hosted by the most prestigious European museums and institutions developing safeguard and conservation of cultural heritage are open to User Groups (The National Gallery London, The British Museum, the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (Palais du Louvre), the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Opificio delle Pietre Dure and the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed)
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- work at platforms of European large and medium scale facilities (FIXLAB) Two platforms (coinciding with the areas of Paris, FR – Platform A- and of Budapest/Debrecen, HU -Platform B-) are open to User Groups for the development of advanced studies on artwork materials and their alterations directly on objects or on samples. In France, admittance to the laboratory AGLAE (Accelerateur Grand Louvre d’Analyse Elementaire) and to IPANEMA at Synchrotron SOLEIL is welcomed, both in joint or separate applications; in Hungary, access to the BNC (Budapest Neutron Centre) and to the ion-beam facility ATOMKI of Debrecen is open, again in joint or separate proposals.
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- use mobile facilities for in situ non-invasive measurements (MOLAB) A collection of portable scientific equipment, suitable for in-situ non-invasive measurements, travels across Europe as an “European Mobile Laboratory” (UNIPG-Centro SMAArt, IT, CNRS-LAMS, FR and CNR-INO, IT), allowing scientists, conservators and curators to carry out imaging and/or analytical measurements directly on an open-air monument or on an artwork in a museum, a conservation studio or an archaeological site, thus avoiding all the risks and costs associated with the transportation of valuable art objects to a laboratory.
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Access is offered free of charge to users working in the EC Member and Associated States, particularly to first-time Users, and granted on the basis ofproject proposals which are reviewed and evaluated through a Peer Review selection.
A Welcome Access Area provides general information for interested applicants
* transnational = both the Group Leader and the majority of the researchers/users must come from a country other than the country where the legal entity operating the infrastructure is established