Module 1: Technologies and implementation models for the conservation and sustainable management of Cultural Heritage

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Environmental dimension

Tool 1: Base-isolation technologies for earthquake protection of Cultural Heritage
The protection of Cultural Heritage from seismic risk is an open issue due to the difficulties in finding technical solutions allowing a good balance between their effectiveness and invasiveness. Among the available protection techniques, seismic isolation is one of the most suitable and effective strategies for seismic protection of museum artifacts.

Tool 2: Cleaning technologies and strategies of Cultural Heritage stones and graffiti Physical, chemical, and biological agents deteriorate stone of monuments. There are many factors that can contribute to stone decay, but the main ones are air pollution, presence and concentration of salts, and bio-deterioration. The conservation of stone surfaces and frescoes needs to determine the main cause of degradation and use the cleaning approach and technology that is better suited to solve the specific problem.

A two-pages example of the didactic handbooks created for Module 1

Social Dimension

Tool 1: Good Practices and Actions for Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management in the Tourist Sector
A circular economy approach in the municipal solid waste management has become a very important goal in the EU Countries. According to the European Parliament, tourism represents the third most significant socio-economic activity in the EU. Good practices aimed at effectively introduce sustainable municipal solid waste Management in the tourist Sector are, thus, needed.

Tool 2: Earthquake prevention strategies and policies at international and national scale
Recent earthquakes in Italy, Turkey and Greece caused the loss of invaluable historical assets and have emphasized the increased need for targeted mitigation actions to preserve Cultural Heritage from natural disasters. It is well known, however, that targeted measures are not sufficient, unless they are coordinated into shared disaster risk reduction policies that are capable of harmonizing the different technical contributions and approaches.

A two-slides example of the didactic presentations created for Module 1

Economic Dimension

Tool 1: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) measures of tourism businesses related to Cultural Heritage
Corporate Social Responsibility is a great tool where businesses can automatically achieve their sustainability goals by directing their profits towards Heritage conservation through Impact based portfolios. It is, thus, important to detail the benefits and simplify the methods of the private sector engaging in Cultural Heritage conservation.

Tool 2: Sustainable management of tourist destination
A sustainable, integrated approach to tourism destination management is useful to:

  • Address the needs of tourists and the economic interests of the tourism industry;
  • Approach tourism development in a way which reduces the negative impacts;
  • Protect local Cultural Heritage and environment.

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