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preparation of archives and storing germoplasms of vegetal and animal origin
belonging to species which are disappearing.
The fifth sub-project focuses on museums and cognate institutions, covering issues as
management, exhibition, and exploitation:
Innovative methodologies for a better organisation and management of different
typologies of museums,
Restoration and exhibition of scientific and musical instruments,
Exploitation of multimedia technologies,
Interaction between museum exploitation and tourism.
More detailed description of the sub-projects are available on the Internet in five
languages at: <http://www.culturalheritage.cnr.it>.
Operative entities and products
The project "Safeguard of Cultural Heritage" has involved a multitude of research
institutes, public entities as well as private businesses, and generated a broad portfolio of
products.The following paragraphs provide a general overview of the achieved and
projected results based on available data for the period 1997-2001.
Distribution and funding of operative entities 1997-1999
According to project figures available for the period 1997-1999 the project involved 345
active entities that received financial support from the project budget:
Products of the project
In 2000, a total of about 1000 different "products" was expected to be the outcome of
the project until 2001.These products include new technologies and equipment, methods
and patents, databases and software, print and multimedia products.Technological products
for example include a remote monitoring system that continuously observes the situation of
monuments or a new method to eliminate graffiti from monuments.
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Active entities - 1997-1999
University institutes
CNR institutes
Public entities
Private businesses
Number of entities
205
83
34
23
Funding in billion Lire
21.651
9.877
3.810
2.735
Source: Ferrari, 2000
75
Typology of products
Data Bases
Equipment, technologies, methods and patents
Publishing and multimedia products
Specific software and web sites
Expected results
200
300
250
250
Source: Ferrari, 2000