WP1 Scientific & financial management 11%

This WP will address project administration, which includes:
– Management and coordination of the project in order to execute it with high quality and effectiveness.
– Finding the best strategy for the implementation of the project and the milestones achievement, with respect to the original plan.
– Financial administration (control and manage efficiently the resource committing).
– Scientific coordination, including analysis of technical, scientific, and economical benefits.

WP2 Green cleaning systems 12%

This WP will develop cleaning fluids (e.g. o/w microemulsions), and hydrogels/organogels for the confinement of the cleaning fluids and solvents to allow controlled and safe removal of soil and aged/detrimental layers from the surface of works of art, such as paintings or metals. The fluids are based on water and green solvents; the gels are based on bio-, natural or low-toxicity polymers, or on polymers made from green building blocks/monomers, and will be synthesized with low-energy processes.

WP3 Green protective coatings 12%

This WP will develop multifunctional protective coatings and barriers (namely active and passive coatings), multilayer and/or composite, to provide long-term protection of works of art from pollutants, humidity and other degradation/corrosion agents; the coatings will be based on green components such as bio-based monomers and polymers from sustainable resources (natural waste and renewable sources), and formulated to achieve, alongside effective protection of substrates, also reversibility or self-healing properties.

WP4 Green consolidants and packaging materials 12%

This WP will develop green consolidants to strengthen fragile works of art and supports, and green packaging materials or foams for the safe storage/transport of the artefacts. The consolidants will be based on green components such as natural macromolecules/polymers, while packaging materials will be formulated from natural  and bio-inspired polymers; traditional polymers obtained through green processes or with increased durability will also be evaluated.

WP5 Green tech for monitoring 12%

Environmental control is a crucial issue in Cultural Heritage preservation as it especially relates to sensitive artwork and antique object conservation. Storage and transport of artworks and antiques are operations requiring precise control of the environment. The aim of this WP will be to develop green tech solutions for monitoring CH assets non-invasively against pollutants and changes of environmental conditions. The use of eco-friendly and/or recycled and/or waste materials for the development of CH monitoring devices will be exploited and promoted.

WP6 Life Cycle Safety and Sustainability Assessment 11%

– Guide the design of safer solutions for both human health and the environment.
– Perform screening sustainability assessment according to environmental, economic, technical as well as
social/ethical/legal criteria.
– Perform Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of most promising solutions.

WP7 Dissemination, exploitation and communication 11%

– Develop and implement a communication and dissemination plan to raise awareness about the GREENART project and increase the visibility of the project objectives and impact.
– Develop an effective exploitation plan to ensure that the project expected impacts are met during and after the project.
– Promote knowledge, stimulate debate on project’s results, best practices, and lessons learned involving all relevant stakeholders throughout the duration of the project.
– Enlarge and strengthen participation of stakeholders outside the Consortium (even in transversal sectors) through proactive engagement and networking activities.

WP8 Ethics requirements 11%

This work package sets out the ‘ethics requirements’ that the project must comply with.