Information Systems Laboratory
Project Title: CRISTAL - Conservation & Restoration Institutions for Scientific Terminology dedicated to Art Learning Network
Funding Organization: EU - RAPHAEL
Coordinator: Centre of Research and Restoration of the Museums of France, Paris (FRA), Christian Lahanier
Partners: " Royal Institute of the Art Heritage, Brussels (BEL), Direzione Generale Cultura, Regione Lombardia, Milan (ITA), Institute of Computer Science/Foundation for Research and Technology (GR)
Duration: 01/06/1999 - 31/12/2001
Expiration Date: 31/12/2001
Total Budget: 200000
FORTH ICS budget: 20000
In the sequence of the NARCISSE project, the main objective of the CRISTAL project is to co-operatively create a new thesaurus for the access to interactive electronic documents, which include information concerning interventions done on works of art, during studies undertaken in laboratories and restorations carried out by workshops.The multilingual dictionaries, which CRISTAL inherited from NARCISSE thesaurus, have been co-operatively elaborated through the web in order to be extended to the specialized vocabulary related to:
- paintings (of rest and mural),
- sculptures and polychromy,
- graphic arts,
- ceramics and metal works.
The vocabulary and the definitions of the terms are limited to techniques of manufacturing (elaboration of the works of art), to terms which describe the aging and the deterioration of constitutive materials, as well as to terms characterizing restoration.
Besides that,the CD Rom of the collection " Art and Science " from the NARCISSE project has been reedited. It is an electronic multilingual glossary about terms of conservation of paintings, illustrated with various spectroscopic images.
Contact Person: Martin Doerr, martinATics.forth.gr