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Bernardi, Adriana and Becherini , Francesca and Verità , Marco and Ausset , Patrick and Bellio , Maura and Brinkmann, Ulrike and Cachier , Helene and Chabas , Anne and Deutsch , Felix and Etcheverry , Marie-Pierre and Geotti Bianchini , Franco and H.M. Godoi , Ricardo and Kontozova-Deutsch , Velichka and Lefèvre , Roger and Lombardo, Tiziana and Mottner, Peter and Nicola, Chiara and Pallot-Frossard, Isabelle and Rölleke , Sabine and Römich , Hannelore and Sommariva, Giuseppe and Vallotto, Marta and Van Grieken , René (2013) Conservation of stained glass windows with protective glazing: Main results from the European VIDRIO research programme. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 14 (6). pp. 527-536.

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The methodology of protecting the European stained glass windows against environmental risk (e.g. meteorological factors, air pollution, microorganisms) by means of an external glazing is not new. In spite of many scientific studies carried out in the last 20 years, some questions were still up for discussion. The European VIDRIO (2002–2005) project gave an answer to these questions. The research carried out by the different project partners established a new multidisciplinary approach aimed at evaluating the efficiency of the protective glazing systems and their effects on stained glass windows conservation, and finally at assessing the most appropriate strategy to preserve stained glass windows. Scientific results showed that the so-called isothermal glazing (i.e. ventilation by the air coming from the inside of the building) protected efficiently the ancient stained glass window from environmental attack (i.e. rain, pollutants, condensation, thermal shocks) with very limited secondary effects. The scientific research highlighted that its efficiency was strongly related to the technical design of the protective system. In particular, the ventilation and the size of the interspace had to be carefully considered. The research developed within the VIDRIO project was turned into general recommendations to the owners and practitioners on the best practice for the stained glass windows future conservation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural heritage; Stained glass windows; Microclimate; Glass weathering; Surface condensation; Pollution deposition
Subjects: English > Building Envelope > Windows and Doors
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Depositing User: Universitetsadjunkt Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 13:00
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 13:27

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