When technological innovation helps data heritage conservation

October 2019


Where did the idea come from ? Who are the project holders ?

The project was born following a contact between Lionel Girod, President Founder and CEO of STEP AT and the person in charge of the conservation of the museums of the citadel of Belfort (East of France). Lionel Girod is active in the field of data acquisition and exploitation and involved in this new project linled to cultural data : I’ART.

What do they do ? What’s the project about ?

I’ART consists in applying predictive maintenance to culture. Taking the form of sensors placed for example in museum conservation or exhibition rooms, their role is to measure and record essential data linked to the conservation process such as temperature or humidity levels.

Why did they create it ? What kind of impact (social, artistic, innovative,) does the project have?

Thorough his search of services offer expansion and some exchanges with curators or gallery owners, Lionel Girod became aware of a need to give cultural stakeholders access to technologies that are generally reserved for industries. This project has an impact on heritage assets through an innovative technological solution that customers can subscribe to.

How does the SMATH Project help them? What are the next steps?

Integrated into the Creative Starter support program of the Toulon-Var Creative Nest, the project will benefit from special support with meeting with identified partners & identification of competitors.

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