The NANORESTART project was articulated into eight work-packages (WPs) that will cover 42 months.

WP1 was entirely dedicated to management of the project that covered the whole 42 months. The project aimed, in the first part, at developing engineered nanomaterials and technologies optimized for the preservation and conservation of modern/contemporay works of art; in the followings, it was focused on transferring technology results to SMEs and end users (museums, conservators) for upscale, exploitation and dissemination activities.

The workplan started with the design and formulation of nanostructured systems with special functionalities (WP2-WP5) to face the conservation challenges already described. These systems, whose formulation was optimized according to their functions, were characterized and accurately evaluated in terms of environmental and eco-toxicological impact (WP6). Special emphasis was given to potential hazardousness of nanoparticles used for the systems formulation, and to impacts associated with the use of the products. This also enabled to understand and control the interaction mechanisms between the novel nano- and advanced materials and the target substances/supports.

Once the applicability and safety of the most promising materials were assessed, the industrial scalability of the new processes (WP7) took place. The up-scale of the technologies from laboratory to the market was tackled, also thanks to the standardization of the applicative protocols and production of the nanomaterials on medium and large scale. Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise partners provided the expertise to the project for succeeding in this process.

Dissemination of the knowledge and of the developed technologies, and training activities on the use of these new tools (WP8) started after the second year. End users (museums, public and private conservation bodies) were active in this phase.


Here you can find the complete list of the work packages:


Work Package 1 - Management

Work Package 2 - New tools for cleaning

Work Package 3 - Surface strengthening and consolidation

Work Package 4 - Protection of surfaces

Work Package 5 - Nanostructured substrates for highly sensitive detection

Work Package 6 - Environmental impact assessment

Work Package 7 - Industrial scale-up and exploitation of the newly developed technologies

Work Package 8 - Dissemination and knowledge transferring to stakeholders