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: