Arianna Traviglia partecipates at SingularityU Italy Summit


The CCHT Coordinator Arianna Traviglia takes part at SingularityU Italy Summit (8/9 October in Milan) talking to the public about the technologies for Cultural Heritage conservation. Arianna discussed how modern technologies and cultural heritage can meet for a wider valorization and knowledge. "We talk about cultural heritage, what we are and what we identify ourselves with. It makes us tied to the origins and history. But do we take care of it? " said Arianna Traviglia at the beginning of her speech.

SAVE THE DATE: The secrets of glass in the Venetian lands: tales of history and science


The date of the public conference "The secrets of glass in the Venetian lands: tales of history and science"  organised by the IIT Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology in collaboration with the Scientific Areas Library (BAS) and the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems (DSMN) of Ca' Foscari University has been announced today. The event, part of the International Glass Week 2019 and under the patronage of the Italian National A.I.H.V. Committee will be held on Tuesday 10 September 2019 at the Auditorium of the Scientific Campus of Ca' Foscari, in Via Torino 155 (Venice Mestre). Open to general audience, the conference will consist of a series of dialogues between experts on history and science of glass, and will focus on the technology of glass production in antiquity, its conservation and the way in which it is musealised.

Welcome to Alessia and Francesca


Alessia Artesani and Francesca Di Turo join the CCHT as Post Doc in Characterization and Protection of Cultural Heritage materials research line. They are going to integrate the group coordinated by Arianna Traviglia. Happy to start working in the chemical labs of CCHT !



First day at CCHT. The team joins for the official kick-off and can start the research activities. The group is composed by Arianna Traviglia, the Principal Investigator and Center Coordinator, Stuart James, Researcher in Computer Vision and Information Retrieval, Marco Fiorucci, Postdoc in Machine Learning and Marina Khoroshiltseva, PhD student Machine Learning. Everybody is proud to be part of this new exciting project.



On 19th November 2018 the IIT inaugurated the 11th centre of its national network, CCHT, the Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology, in cooperation with Ca’Foscari University of Venice. The inaugural event was held in Venice, at VEGA– the VEnice GAteway for Science and Technology, where the headquarters of CCHT are located.

The opening ceremony started with the introductory speeches of Michele Bugliesi, the Rector of Ca’Foscari University, Roberto Cingolani, IIT Scientific Director and Roberto Ferrari, representing VEGA. More specific details on the centre and its mission were then provided by Alessio Del Bue, IIT Principal investigator, Antonio Marcomini and Pietro Riello from Ca’Foscari and Arianna Traviglia, the coordinator of CCHT@Ca’Foscari.

The celebration for CCHT opening was attended by a huge amount of guests and received numerous positive comments from the press, local authorities and their representatives.