Project: Scientific modern analysis of research topic; Values and valuation as key factors in protection, conservation and contemporary use of heritage

Acronym SMART Value
Duration 01/12/2013 - 01/09/2016
Project Topic The Project aims at creating a research consortium that summarizes the state of knowledge and experience as well as creatively develop a methodology for analyzing the value of protection, preservation and modern use of heritage. The main research objective of project is to develop a holistic valuation methodology that enables the perception and analysis of cultural heritage in the overall context of environmental conditions (cultural, ecological, social, economic dimensions). The methodology should allow the value analysis in terms of: - conservation of cultural heritage (the heritage value as the piece of work being under protection) - protection (cultural heritage values resulting from the necessary dialogue with the widest possible circle of stakeholders) - use of heritage (heritage value for its direct users and investors) The project consists of three main tasks: - Elaboration and synthesis of the state-of-art (heritage values and valuations); - Elaboration SMART Values methodology; - Apply SMART Values methodology in pilot projects (analysis of selected heritage properties).
Project Results
(after finalisation)
This project targeted the development of a complex methodology of analysis of cultural heritage – SMART Value, as result of a cooperative effort to share experiences and references among the partners. This project was a considerable step forward in interdisciplinarity, building upon the experience of the partners through the review of state of knowledge on values and systems of evaluation applied (and connected with) cultural heritage protection, conservation and use. The project results had practical values – the developed valuation model is disseminated and allows optimization of activities concerning conservation, protection and use of heritage as well as significantly improving the understanding of stakeholders involved in these processes. Moreover, the pilot projects facilitated the development of models of value analysis for chosen heritage categories with the application of SMART Values methodology. Such flexibility was expected to facilitate its adoption and implementation in other cultural heritage properties than the ones used as case studies
Website visit project website
Network JPI Cultural Heritage
Call JPI JHEP Pilot Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Lublin University of Technology Coordinator Poland
2 Vilnius Academy of Arts Partner Lithuania
3 Polytechnic of Milan Partner Italy
4 University of Macerata Partner Italy
5 Altravia s.r.l Partner Italy
6 University of Ljubljana Partner Slovenia
7 Eindhoven University of Technology Partner Netherlands
8 National Museum of Denmark Partner Denmark
9 The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands Partner Netherlands
10 University of Maastricht Partner Netherlands