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Preventive Conservation, Predictive Analysis and Environmental Monitoring

New Content ItemHeritage Science is pleased to announce a new article collection on "Preventive Conservation, Predictive Analysis and Environmental Monitoring", supported by the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia in Spain.


This collection aims to show the ongoing research and latest technological advances in the study of the behavior and aging of cultural heritage materials, environmental monitoring, and their contribution in the design of preventive conservation strategies developed in the framework of CollectionCare (, an EU-funded project involving 18 partners from 9 countries between 2019 and 2022. In this collection, selected contributions from the conference “CollectionCare: New Challenges in Preventive Conservation, Predictive Analysis and Environmental Monitoring” are presented. Contributions from research groups working the areas indicated below are equally welcome:  

Area 1: Collections' needs and challenges

  • Collections' needs and challenges during display, storage and transport;
  • Current trends in object and environmental monitoring;
  • Risk assessment;
  • Preventive conservation and risk management;
  • Organizational impact and sustainability in preventive conservation.

Area 2: Predictive analysis of cultural objects and preventive conservation

  • Long-term prognosis of the degradation process of cultural objects;
  • Multi-scale degradation computational modelling;
  • Multi-scale predictive analysis in the cloud for different types of materials;
  • Preventive conservation standards and recommendations;
  • Climate change scenarios and preventive conservation.

Area 3: Connectivity, sensing, and cloud computing technologies

  • Internet of things (IoT) and big data analytics applied to preventive conservation;
  • Wireless technologies for cultural heritage site monitoring;
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies applied to cultural heritage.

Guest Editors

Ángel F. Perles, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Laura Fuster-López, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Emanuela Bosco, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Submission instructions

Authors wishing to submit to this collection should first contact the Guest Editors to confirm that their article is in scope. When preparing their manuscript, authors must follow the submission guidelines.