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project, EACH (European Agency for Cultural Heritage currently in preparation, will
provide a web-based directory of firms across Europe involved in the cultural heritage field,
providing a boost to collaboration."
Building networks, information about new technological solutions, and co-operation will
be much needed in developing marketable technologies and methods. Cultural heritage
technologies are to be considered an interesting market that will become much more
competitive in the next years. Leading European institutions and companies with there
accumulated knowledge and experience might still have a competitive edge in comparison
with the USA or Japan. But, as Angelo Guarino (chairman of Eurocare) warns:"The US is
beginning to wake up to cultural heritage. If European companies do not take up the
challenge, in a few years we will see major European monuments being restored by
American companies." (<>)
Project web site: <>
Baldini, Umberto (1999): Foreword to the newsletter of the project Safeguard of Cultural
Heritage. <>
EUREKA: Using EUREKA to secure our heritage. In EUREKA News 54, August 2001.
Ferrari, Angelo (2000): Il contributo del CNR alla salvaguardia del nostro patrimonio
culturale. In: Ricerca & Futuro, Nr. 18 / 2000.
<> (26-11-2001)
Ferrari, Angelo,Tardiola, Stefano (2000): L'anagrafe dei ricercatori e delle emprese che
operano nel settore dei beni culturali. In: Ricerca & Futuro, Nr. 16 / 2000
<> (26-11-2001)
Fiore, Sandra: Al CNR un incontro italo-statunitense sulle tecnologie per i beni culturali
(interview with Angelo Guarino). In: Ricerca & Futuro, Nr. 20 / 2001
<> (26-11-2001)
Guarino, Angelo (1999): Introduction to the newsletter of the project Safeguard of Cultural
Heritage. <>
Guarino, Angelo (2001): Portale beni culturali. Piano di fattibilitą. Progetto finalizzato beni
culturali. CNR, marzio 2001.
DigiCULT Interview with Angelo Guarino, October 12, 2001.