September 30, 2020
On Monday, 9 December 2019, the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) info day was held at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology at the University of Ljubljana.
E-RIHS, which is currently in the preparatory phase and expected to be implemented in 2022, is a distributed infrastructure that connects stakeholders from 18 European countries doing research in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Since last year, a Slovenian E-RIHS hub has been coordinated by Dr Polonca Ropret from the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia.
Dr Ana Slavec and Dr Črtomir Tavzes, InnoRenew CoE researchers, were among the E-RIHS info day attendees. Dr Slavec gave a lecture titled “Including social science research into heritage science”, where she presented the conservation status of museum objects survey that was carried out as part of the InnoRenew CoE’s boost project Advanced materials for cultural heritage storage. Moreover, she presented a study on social mechanisms for engaging the interested public in protection of cultural heritage, which was part of a work package within InnoRenew CoE’s ARRS-funded project Protection of bronze monuments in the changing environment.