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The Archaeologists of the Centre S.M.A.Art are collaborating with the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompei in a research on the impact of the tourist flow and the sustainable development of the archaeological area also in relation with the "Ente Parco Vesuvio" for an integrated development of the territory in question. 
The S.M.A.Art Scientists from the  Department of Chemistry and the National Interuniversity Consortium on Material Science and Technology (INSTM) are carrying out research on material science applied to objects of art-historical or archaeological interest. 
INSTM activities are developed within the "Cultural Heritage Group" which collects several university labs (Perugia, Firenze, Milano, Padova, Venezia, Catania, etc.).
The Perugia Chemistry Department, as member of the INSTM Consortium, has co-ordinated the European Network LabS TECH from 2000 to 2004 (Laboratories on Science and Technology for the conservation of European Cultural Heritage - EU 5th FP: contract HPRI-2000-40029). Within the network international laboratories were present, such as those of the Louvre (F), the National Gallery of London (UK), the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, ICCROM (Rome), the Central Institute for Restoration ICR (Rome), the Opificio Pietre Dure (Florence), the Getty Conservation Institute (Los Angeles) and others. 


From June 1st 2004 to May 31st 2009, the Centre S.M.A.Art coordinated the European Eu-ARTECH Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (Access Research and Technology for the conservation of the European Cultural Heritage - EU 6th FP: contract RII3-CT-2004-506171). Eu-ARTECH consisted of a consortium of 12 European institutions  developing together networking, access, and joint research activities.
From October 1st 2009 Centre S.M.A.Art is coordinateing the European CHARISMA integrating activity (Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructure: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to conservation - EU 7th FP: project n. 228330). 
The partnership of CHARISMA encompasses:
    1 - University of Perugia, Centre S.M.A.Art, Perugia, IT  (Coordinator)
    2 - CNRS-UMR 171 Centre National de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France; UMR 7639 Laboratoire d'Optique Atmosférique, Paris, FR
    3- FORTH - Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Heraklion, GR
    4- The National Gallery of London, London, UK
    5- Synchrotron SOLEIL, IPANEMA, Gif-sur-Yvette, FR
    6- CNR- Institute for Conservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage, Institute of Applied Physics and National Institute of Applied Optics, Firenze, IT
    7- Nicolaus Copernicus University, Institute of Physics, Torun, PL
    8- University of Aachen, RWTH, Aachen, DE
   9- Hugarian Academy of Science - Institute of Nuclear Research, Laboratory of Ion Beam Applications, Debrecen, HU
  10- Cercle des Partenaiers du Patrimoine, LRMH, Champs-sur-Marne, FR
  11- British Museum, London, UK
  12- The Doerner Institut, Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich, DE
  13- Idryma Ormylia - Art Diagnosis Centre, Ormylia, GR
  14- Opificio delle Pietre Dure , Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Firenze, IT
  15- Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, ES
  16- Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage, Amsterdam, NL
  17- Royal institute for Cultural Heritage, Brussels, BE
  18 - Agency for the Promotion of European Research, Roma, IT
  19- National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, Lisbon, PT
  20- Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest Neutron Centre, Budapest, HU
  21- University of Bologna, Microchemistry and Microscopy Art Diagnostic Laboratory, Ravenna, IT.
The S.M.A.Art components of the Mineralogical-petrografic group belonging to the Department of Earth Sciences collaborate with international and national Institutions, such as Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), IGME - (Athens, Greece), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA), Royal Holloway and Bedford College (Londra, UK), University College of Dublin (Dublin, Irlanda), Vrije University (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), "Centro di studio sulle cause di deperimento e sui metodi di conservazione delle opere d'arte" of CNR (Florence), University of Bari, Bologna, Cosenza, Firenze, Napoli, Padova, Pavia, Pisa, Roma, Siena. 
The microbiology Group of the Department of Experimental Medicine and Biochemistry has relationships within the frame of a development programme for new technologies on the environmental microbic monitoring of air and sufaces with EMPA, the Swiss Federal Lab of Material Testing and Research, and the firm MRC-AG for the development of sampling systems. 
The group of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  actively cooperates with other Universities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Pavia and with the CNR-IRPI of Perugia fot geomorphological studies.
All proponents also have collaborations with the Superintendence of Umbria and Local Authorities. Within these relationships they have active contacts also with private restoration Agencies, operating at the highest national level, such as TecniReCo and CooBec of Spoleto or CBC of Rome. 

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