The CHARISMA project was followed by IPERION-CH, coordinated by the CNR-INO (National Institute of Optics) in Florence.  The long-term goal of IPERION (as it was for EU-Artech and CHARISMA) was the establishment of a single European infrastructure for the study and conservation of cultural heritage. The SMAArt Center participates within a  Joint Research Unit, with the CNR-ISTM-Section of Perugia and the Diagnostic Laboratory of Spoleto. Activities of transnational access to resources and advanced skills are the core of the project, offered to the scientific community of the sector, and the development of research aimed at improving their quality. In this framework, the continuation and expansion of the MOLAB access activities previously developed was planned. The access and research of IPERION are accompanied by high-level actions for training, dissemination, communication and technology transfer. The effective dissemination of the results of the research activities and the capacity of the access services provided by IPERION are now the subject of various initiatives that also include the organization of periodic experimental training campaigns in situ in which demonstrations are carried out, addressed to new potential users (students, researchers and businesses), on methodological approaches and best practices of heritage science. using innovative instruments. As part of the project activities, in addition to the transnational accesses of the MOLAB mobile laboratory, research and development activities continue in the field of diagnostics for conservation which will be described in detail below.

The activities in IPERION-CH

The transnational access Molab

The researches for the development of innovative diagnostic methodologies