Laboratory for conservation and restoration
The laboratory area of 60 m2 is divided into three rooms: a laboratory and two ateliers. The laboratory is supplied with the relevant equipment and devices for conservation-restoration.
The main purpose of the laboratory is to provide the collection care and adequate protection to the cultural heritage objects. The museum conservators are responsible for establishment, development and application of the preventive conservation measures, which also implies the adequate equipment supply.
Apart from being equipped for experimental study, testing and analysis, the laboratory enables a systematic conservation-restoration treatment for the museum objects made from metal, ceramics, wood and leather. As for other materials, the laboratory offers minor interventions or prepares the objects for other specialized conservation laboratories.
Aims and objectives:
- Preserving cultural, historical and aesthetic values of objects according to the accepted professional standards (ICOM Code of Ethics)
- Revealing the hidden information of the object and stabilizing the condition of the object
- Enhancing the readability of the object for the purpose of research, exhibition or communication
- Research, analysis, conservation treatment, restoration, documentation and preventive conservation
- Planning, preparing and selecting the appropriate materials and package systems, as well as providing adequate conditions for storing, exhibiting and transporting the objects
- Preparing a conservation plan for handling and moving objects from archaeological site to museum and providing first aid for archaeological finds
- Improving the existing analytical techniques, preventive conservation methods and treatment methodology simultaneously adhering to the principle of green chemistry
- Continuous professional development, knowledge enhancement and exchange of experience in the field of analysis, conservation and restoration, as well as education of future conservators in this field
- Paper publishing, science implementation in the analysis and protection of cultural heritage
- Informing the public about the lab activities and current projects, thereby raising the awareness about significance of cultural heritage.