In 2006 the MIC organised as Lead Partner the Transfrontaliero project – INTERREG - Sistema Ceramico Adriatico (SCA) – Nuovo Programma di Prossimità Adriatico which included the involvement of many partners to look at scientific methods of approach to understand and conserve the enormous world of ceramics.
The following organisations were active in the project for a total of 21 months from 2006 to 2008:
- The International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza
- Cà Foscari University in Venice – Faculty of Archaeology
- University of Ferrara – Department of Economics
- Department of Historical Artistic Heritage and Ethno-anthropology in Bologna
- Emilia-Romagna Institute for Artistic, Cultural and Natural Heritage
- Province of Ravenna
- Museo di Grottaglie
- Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade (Serbia)
- Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb (Croatia)
- Academy of Arts – Faculty of Figurative Arts in Tirana (Albania)
The aim of the project was to provide, not only an overview of the situation, but also a useful instrument for valorising these ceramic products, the most exposed to urban and environmental degradation.