CoIRICH (Consortium of Italian Research Infrastructure for Cultural Heritage), is a distributed infrastructure, part of IRICH, which operates in the area of science and technology applied at the Cultural Heritage nationally and internationally, for the non destructive analysis of artistic materials of historical interest. Its tools consist of the utilisation, adaptation and expansion of state-of-the-art complementary analytical techniques, i.e. portable, facility based at synchrotrons, neutron sources, lasers, ion beams, and laboratory based in centres for objects analysis and conservation.

The Project

COIRICH core business is to:

  • Provide access to end-users at the scientific instrumentation available in the laboratories of the COIRICH distributed Infrastructure;
  • Manage and improve available instrumentation at the infrastructure, and enhance the know how exchange between participants, guaranteeing the coherency to the international standards;
  • Contribute to the definition of International standards in the field of conservation and analysis of the Cultural Heritage and the related research;