Special Issue "Internet of Things (IoT) for Preventive Conservation of Cultural Heritage"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Tourism, Culture, and Heritage".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Angel Perles
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Guest Editor
Instituto ITACA, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022-Valencia, Spain
Interests: Internet of things; wireless sensors; embedded systems; discrete-event modelling and simulation; cultural heritage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are preparing a Special Issue of Sustainability focused on 'Internet of Things (IoT) for Preventive Conservation of Cultural Heritage'.

In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm has proven to be particularly suitable to support the conservation of Cultural Heritage (CH). IoT can offer a wide range of technologies and approaches to serve different purposes at different levels, from the monitoring of individual objects to the complete monitoring of buildings.

IoT could be key to simplify the practical application of current standards of preventive conservation or to predict the degradation of objects based on the information gathered.

Furthermore, real-time IoT approaches could be crucial to minimize the impact of humans (tourism, vandalism, etc.) and accidents (fires, water leaks, etc.), thus contributing to both short- and long-term conservation.

The purpose of this Special Issue of Sustainability is to collect and discuss recent advances in the Internet of Things applied to any aspect of Cultural Heritage conservation, including topics such as but not limited to:

- IoT applied to the sustainability of Cultural Heritage

- Wireless technologies election for Cultural Heritage site monitoring

- Climatic change monitoring applied to Cultural Heritage

- RFID technologies applied to Cultural Heritage

- Applicability of preventive conservation standards using IoT

- IoT applied to the impact of tourism on Cultural Heritage sites

- IoT collected data valorization. Big data analytics

- Machine learning/artificial intelligence applied to preservation of Cultural Heritage  

- IoT applied to disaster mitigation in CH buildings

- IoT to anticipate threats in Cultural Heritage

- Structural monitoring of historical buildings

- IoT applied to conservation of archaeological heritage at risk

Prof. Dr. Angel Perles
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • cultural heritage
  • preventive conservation standards
  • wireless sensors
  • climate change
  • sustainability
  • big data
  • machine learning

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Monitoring of the Environmental Corrosivity in Museums by RFID Sensors: Application to Pollution Emitted by Archeological Woods
Sustainability 2021, 13(11), 6158; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116158 - 30 May 2021
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The control of air quality in museums or storages is of fundamental interest for the conservation of historic artifacts. The present work reports an example of application of RFID sensors developed in the European project SensMat and dedicated to this issue. The sensors [...] Read more.
The control of air quality in museums or storages is of fundamental interest for the conservation of historic artifacts. The present work reports an example of application of RFID sensors developed in the European project SensMat and dedicated to this issue. The sensors are based on the variation of property of an RFID tag coupled with a sensitive silver thin film exposed to the environment. As it will be described in the paper, such low-cost sensors are interrogated by a commercial reader and provide the environmental corrosivity index and thus the presence of pollutants. The selected case study concerns the monitoring of pollution by H2S in a building dedicated to conservation and restoration of archeological and historical woods. The ability of sensors to map spatially the corrosivity within buildings is highlighted. Full article
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The Contribution of IoT to the Implementation of Preventive Conservation According to European Standards: The Case Study of the “Cannone” Violin and Its Historical Copy
Sustainability 2021, 13(4), 1900; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041900 - 10 Feb 2021
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One of the main goals of preventive conservation (PC) is to reduce the risk of possible damage produced by the interaction between tangible heritage objects and their conservation environments. This work aims to introduce the European standard EN 15757:2010 as a potential tool [...] Read more.
One of the main goals of preventive conservation (PC) is to reduce the risk of possible damage produced by the interaction between tangible heritage objects and their conservation environments. This work aims to introduce the European standard EN 15757:2010 as a potential tool for implementing effective museum PC, and it details the potential contributions of both active environmental control and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in this regard. An application of this strategy is proposed by means of a case study of the conservation of two historical violins, part of a small but significant museum collection in the City of Genoa dedicated to Paganini, whose value is inestimable. According to the standard, monitoring of environmental parameters was carried out for more than four years in the Paganini Hall of Palazzo Doria-Tursi Museum. A remote-control system was implemented, installing digital sensors in the room and in the two showcases. The data were continuously collected through an integrated platform for supervision, monitoring and shared management, based on web-cloud-IoT technology. The analysis of climate data and the assessment of the “historic climate” led to the installation of an active control system on the display cases of the “Cannone” violin and its historical copy. The intervention resulted in a cost-effective improvement in the conservation conditions of the two objects, with an efficient system of warning and safety alarms and a protocol of resolution actions still active and ongoing. The application of IoT systems in monitoring and controlling the indoor climate of heritage collections facilitated the care of the objects at a cost reduction for the institution. Full article
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