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Within the ResCult project, three case studies are being conducted, analysing different types of heritage and a variety of hazards such as flood, fire, and earthquakes. Each study collects manifold data from the respective heritage in order to develop an integrated European Interoperable Database for cultural heritage. This will form the basis for analysis supporting risk prevention and actions increasing resilience.
Case 1: The Santa Maria dei Miracoli Church is a major touristic site in the city of Venice, Italy and of great religious importance. Dating back to the late 15th century the church is not only architecturally significant but contains a number of important artworks as well. Their vulnerability especially to flooding will be studied. The case is led by CORILA and IUAV.
Case 2: The Prehistoric Museum of Quinson aims at retracing the human adventure in Provence, restoring the results acquired for several decades by the scientists. It contains large amount of archaeological furniture collections dated from the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age.
The excavation of some sixty archaeological sites in the Verdon, for 50 years, has delivered a large amount of archaeological furniture and scientific data, essential to the knowledge of prehistoric populations who lived in Provence. These collections are dated from the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age.
The objective of the permanent exhibition of the museum, is to retrace the human adventure in Provence, restoring the results acquired for several decades by the scientists.
The SDIS 04's services will accompagny the museum to write the backup plan. This experience will enrich the software developed in the framework of ResCult program.
Case 3: The Convent of San Nicola a Tolentino in the Marche region of Italy contains architectural heritage such as the Basilica of St. Nicolas and numerous artworks from the 14th to the 17th century. The vulnerability of the complex especially to earthquakes will be assessed. This case is led by POLITO as well.
Tolentino is a town and of about 20,000 inhabitants, in the province of Macerata in the Marche region of central Italy. It was seriously hit by a strong earthquake in 2016.
The Basilica of San Nicola, one of the main churches in Tolentino, suffered major damages because of the earthquake.