One of the first tasks in the project was to select artworks that will be monitored and condition checked throughout the project. During June and July 2019, Matteo Rossi-Doria (Conservazione Beni Culturali Soc. Coop., CBC, Italy) visited the Chronological Collection of the Danish Kings at Rosenborg Castle (Denmark), Fimoteca Valenciana and Museo de la Informática (Spain), the Museum of Fine Arts and the Alava Arms Museum at Diputación Foral de Alava (DFA, Spain), Koninklijke Musea Voor Kunst En Geschiedenis (KMKG, Belgium) and the Istoriki Ethnologiki Etaireia Elladas (IEEE, Greece). Finally, in September 2019, he visited the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia (OAML).
The aim of his visits was to coordinate the selection process based on a careful definition of the characteristics the artworks must have with respect to their material nature, their location within their institutions and the condition that they present today.
During last months, CBC has been leading Task 1.2 devoted to selecting specific objects from partner museums which will be of interest for the validation and demonstration of CollectionCare system (WP5 and WP6). The selection also includes objects that will be exchanged between two of the partner museums (KMKG and DFA) in T6.5 and objects that will feed and validate the multiscale and multi-material models of WP2 in an iterative manner. Each partner museum selected around 40 objects, many of which count on historical environmental records to which these have been subjected. This wide selection of artefacts provides a good database for starting the next stages of work on WP2, WP3 and WP4.