Pompeii Sustainable Preservation Project (PSPP)

The Pompeii Sustainable Preservation Project is a cooperation of leading research institutions in the fields of conservation and historical studies: the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the Technische Universität of Munich promote the project and work with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archaeologici di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia and the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) tied to UNESCO.

Since 2014, multiple teams associated with the PSPP have conducted research and restoration work in the Necropolis at Porta Nocera. The project seeks to accomplish the following: 1) Preserve the site with proven conservation techniques, while implementing preventative measures to avoid further deterioration 2) Determine best practices by studying and evaluating the preservation techniques of the past 200 years in Pompeii’s ready-made laboratory 3) Develop innovative new methods for preservation, including a sustainable management strategy for public access to the site 4) Train the next generation of conservation scientists, archaeologists, and curatorial staff.

Dr. A. Anguissola