European research project

Green Atmospheric Plasma Generated Monoatomic OXYgen Technology for Restoration of the Works of Art (MOXY)

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the beginning of an exciting European research project: Green Atmospheric Plasma Generated Monoatomic OXYgen Technology for Restoration of the Works of Art (MOXY), coordinated by Ghent University, Belgium. The MOXY project aims to be at the cutting edge of the green transformation in cultural heritage conservation and will develop highly innovative contactless atomic oxygen technology for cleaning and restoration of works of art and diverse tangible cultural heritage objects in a greener, more effective, and sustainable way.

The MOXY project was funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe in the call Green technologies for Cultural Heritage: HORIZON-CL2-2021-HERITAGE-01-01 (grant agreement ID: 101061336) and starts with a kick-off meeting in Ghent on Nov 7, 2022. The project consortium includes Ghent University (Belgium), the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), the University of Antwerp (Belgium), the National Gallery of Denmark (Denmark), Technical University Eindhoven (The Netherlands), the University of Pisa (Italy), Kompiuterinis Procesu Valdymas (Lithuania), Moderna Museet (Sweden), ICOMOS Lietuva (Lithuania), and WeLoop (France).

Please find attached the MOXY project press release (which can be adapted for your specific context and field) and images, and we would be grateful if you could share the MOXY project news through your expert and professional networks and media as the new research will be relevant to many areas of conservation, especially for the development of green approaches and to foster sustainability in conservation. We would like to thank you in advance for sharing our news and we are looking forward to exciting collaborations.

Kind regards,
On behalf of the MOXY Project Coordinator