GEO-SR Project back to work at the Soares dos Reis National Museum

 
In the week leading up to the European Day of Conservation-Restoration, the GEO-SR project team returned to the Soares dos Reis National Museum for another important stage in the study of 19th century European sculpture.
 
GEO-SR is a research project led by CITAR (EA-UCP), with researchers from GeoBioTec (U. Aveiro), Physics Center (U. Minho), Construct (FEUP) and the National Museum of Soares dos Reis (DGPC-MC) and international partnerships with the Rodin and Camille Claudel Museums and the National Gallery of Modern Art - Rome, which is studying 35 sculptures by Soares dos Reis, in order to close a deep gap in scientific and technological knowledge regarding material, conservative and symbolic components of 19th century European geomaterial sculpture.
 
The information obtained will be applied to the development of portable, non-invasive and more accessible assessment methods with a view to redefining ethical issues and protocols for the conservation, exposure, storage, handling, security and transport of these objects.