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About is the Maltese node of the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science, E-RIHS.

The principal aims underpinning the setting up of are:

  • protecting Cultural Heritage by seeking to facilitate the standardized connection of local heritage and heritage science communities to state-of-the-art facilities and technologies across Europe through the four E-RIHS access platforms: FIXLAB, MOLAB, ARCHLAB and DIGILAB 
  • stimulating interdisciplinary research by harnessing the knowledge and working closely with professionals in the fields of STEAM –  promoting a synergy between science and technology, and the arts, humanities and natural sciences
  • creating opportunities for scientists and professionals related to Heritage and Heritage Science for training on innovative methods for the analysis, diagnosis and conservation of Cultural Heritage objects and monuments whilst also promoting the greater and better utilisation of such methods for Heritage
  • working in collaboration with the National Research Agenda for Cultural Heritage (NARCH) to bring together researchers from all areas of Heritage to collaborate on joint research initiatives whilst also promoting scientific excellence and innovation.