E-RIHS – European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science

The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) supports research on heritage interpretation, preservation, documentation and management.

E-RIHS connects researchers in the natural sciences and humanities and fosters a trans-disciplinary culture of exchange and cooperation while offering access to a wide range of cutting-edge facilities, high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data and tools for advancing knowledge and innovation in the study and preservation of heritage. E-RIHS, is coordinated by the Italian National Research Council and brings together 18 countries as founding members, 10 international countries as supporting partners and over 80 institutions.

It has its central hub in Florence and national nodes located across Europe. National nodes are made of fixed and mobile national infrastructures of recognized excellence, physically accessible collections/archives and virtually accessible heritage data.

E-RIHS is now working on assembling a worldwide network of affiliated partners and creating a global research infrastructure with the support of the intergovernmental organization ICCROM.