The object of the project involves the following tasks:
1. Multi-disciplinary conservation of the castle.
Conservation works are to cover the facades of the main body, the walls and bastions, and the courtyard of the castle (of 12,500 sq. m. of surface in total) and will include:
- repairs to the exposed structural elements of the walls, and to cracks in the window openings,
- damp-proofing of the walls and bastions of the castle,
- restoration of the facades and masonry,
- restoration of the galleries of the castle,
- restoration of door and window joinery.
2. Inspection of the elements of ornamentation of the interiors of the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel.
The main aim of the inspection is to learn fully of the original décor of the interiors of the chapel, which should make it possible to develop the right programme for future conservation works. The inspection will aim to determine the range of appearance of paintings on the walls and inside the dome of the chapel’s vault. It will focus on the original range of appearance of paintings, as well as on the range of appearance of paintings in the present condition of the chapel.
The inspection will involve participation of NILU - Norsk Institutt for Luftforskning, the Norwegian partner of the project, responsible for evaluating the condition of atmospheric air inside the chapel, including assessment of the level of pollution and its impact on the state of preservation of the building.
It shall be highlighted that the measurements of concentration levels of O3, SO2, and NO2 (among others) will be carried out using innovative EWO dosimeters developed by the Norwegian partner of the project.
3. Converting the castle’s outbuilding for cultural-education purposes.
Here, the main aim is to extend the Castle’s cultural-education offer addressed to both adults, as well as to school-age children and youth.
A professional room – equipped with multimedia devices and furniture purchased as part of the Project – shall serve as a place for meetings during which visitors will become prepared for the visit to the castle. There will also be other activities, intended to organize and summarize the information gathered during the visit to the museum.
A wheelchair access ramp will make the room fully accessible to the disabled.
The education support materials will include, among others, interactive computer reconstructions of the stages of development of the castle’s architecture, multimedia games, and presentations to illustrate historical stories.
4. Digitalization of selected exhibits and creation of a virtual museum.
This stage will involve digitalization of selected museum exhibits. This will lead to creation of a virtual museum, and support preparation and development of interactive multimedia promotional-education Pieskowa Skała Castle-themed presentations, videos, visualizations, and games.
The materials will be prepared and developed (in several languages) to be installed at the Castle’s website and in the information kiosk (which will be located in the outer courtyard). They will also be designed to be used as teaching aids when running education-cultural classes and activities.
5. Installation of an information kiosk in the outer courtyard.
Completion of this task will make it possible for the visitors to find out about the current tourist and education-cultural offer of the Castle, to make use of some Internet services, as well as to take part in a virtual tour of the museum, and to get information on selected exhibits of the museum of Pieskowa Skała.
6. Installation of a mobile display system in the outer courtyard.
Location is a crucial factor when it comes to activities aimed to promote and inform about the Castle’s offer. The place where the system is to be located is available to visitors also outside the opening hours of the exhibition. There will be boards with photographs, which will contain historical facts about the Castle, as well as information about ongoing cultural events, and permanent and temporary exhibitions. The content will be available in Polish and English.