The SMC project task is to develop innovative management strategies as well as cost-effective and sustainable conservation and maintenance methods for historic rural churches. Research and analysis of best practice available in different sources is carried out. Field measurements are done to have an overview of indoor climate conditions and hydrothermal performance of building fabric. Additionally, researchers carry out in situ and lab research of current conservation materials and historic plaster and render as well as research on current conservation methods.
There are 20 churches where the researches will take place 10 in Estonia, 10 in Gotland/Sweden:
Estonia (Saaremaa and Läänemaa):
Kuressaare’s St. Lawrence’s church
St Mary church, Visby
On the 17-18 May, researchers from TUT, led by Targo Kalamees, and team members from Conservation Centre Kanut with Juhan Kilumets and Eva Mölder from conservation company Rändmeister OÜ visited several rural churches in Saaremaa in order to get the overview on the state of conservation of those churches and to place data loggers needed for the research of indoor climate in churches. The churches which were visited are Kihelkonna, Karja, Kaarma, Püha, Valjala, Pöide and Muhu.
Look the pictures. Photos by A. Vainlo.
Look the pictures. Photos by A. Uueni.
The Baltic Sea Network on indoor climate in churches held its tenth meeting in Copenhagen25 – 26 April 2012. The meeting was hosted by the National Museum of Denmark. Among some 50 participants, there were four members from the SMC project. Tor Broström and Poul Klenz Larsen of Gotland University made presentations at the meeting.
The first day of the meeting was six presentations on current topics, the second day there were visits to some Copenhagen churches reflecting various aspects of sustainable maintenance of churches.
Introduction to the The Baltic Sea Network
Look the agenda of the meeting