Centre of excellence for restoration by optoelectronic techniques
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We cover a wide range of approaches for the documentation, investigation and monitoring of Cultural Heritage assets.


Our Projects

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Field Campaigns

One of our core elements is the mobile laboratory ART4ART, for it makes possible to bring the laboratory in situ.


Published Work

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Media Gallery

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Call for papers, Special Issue in Minerals

We are excited to announce that three of our colleagues will be guest editors for an upcoming special issue within the journal Minerals. All scholars interested in the characterization and provenance analysis of archaeological materials using multi-method analysis are welcome to contribute.

LACONA XIII and 2nd Best Poster Presentation

From 12 to 16 September, our team attended one of the most prestigious conferences in the field, 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 – 𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗔 𝗫𝗜𝗜𝗜, hosted by CNR in Florence. CERTO contributed with 5 presentations in 2 sections of the conference and won the 2nd Prize Best Poster Presentation with the paper “A new open source spectral library of art-related materials as a digital support tool for cultural heritage science”, presented by our colleague Ioana Cortea.

CERTO at LIBS 2022

Our colleague, Monica Dinu represented our country at 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗫𝗜𝗜 𝗟𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 – 𝗟𝗜𝗕𝗦 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮, held in Bari, Italy from 5 to 9 September 2022 and presented the results of CERTO – INOE 2000’s interdisciplinary activities developed in collaboration with The National History Museum of Romania and Golești Museum.

Experimental virtual reconstruction and restoration of a roman bronze vessel

A new paper has been published by our colleagues in the journal Cercetări Arheologice. Entitled “Virtual reconstruction and restoration of an uncommon bronze vessel from the Mălăiești Roman fort”, the paper discusses the differences and particularities of virtual reconstruction and virtual restoration with practical examples in the case of a rare military roman bronze vessel, found in the Mălăiești Roman fort. The paper also has a supplementary web page dedicated to all the research carried out for this object and also a section of virtual experience where the vessel can be interacted with in three different approaches.

MarketWatch.ro: Data mining and multivariate analysis in heritage science

New article in the Heritage Science series published by CERTO in the June issue of Market Watch. The article discusses new emerging methods within the heritage science field such as data mining, big data analytics, pattern recognition, and multivariate analysis, along with some applications of these new trends in current research projects.

New research presented at inART conference

From 28 June to 1 Jul 2022, our colleague Ioana Cortea, attended the 5th International Conference on Innovation in Art Research and Technology (inART 2022), held in the Campus Pierre et Marie Curie of Sorbonne University, in Paris, where she presented two papers that report the findings of our most recent studies.

New paper focused on the the study of earth pigments from various geological sources

A new paper focused on the study of earth pigments from various geological sources using easily accessible spectroscopic techniques coupled with multivariate analysishas been published by our team in the journal Minerals.

Science of the Future Workshop

Between the 8th and 9th of June 2022, our department participated in the “Science of the Future” event organized on the occasion of the “European Year of Youth” by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization along with the Ministry of Education. Our department was present at the workshop with various mobile equipment and performed several demonstrations for the young students that attended the workshop.

The 14th edition of the European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation (EUROINVENT 2022)

Between the 26th and 28th of May 2022, our department participated in the 14th edition of the European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation (EUROINVENT 2022) that took place in Iași. Our group won 2 Gold medals and 3 Silver medals for the patents and research projects presented.

Center of excellence for
restoration by optoelectronic techniques

We are a department within the National Institute for Research and Development for Optoelectronics INOE 2000. Our department carries out researches on advanced techniques for artwork restoration & conservation. Research activities are generated by the new demands from restorers and conservators practice. A significant experience was accumulated in multidisciplinary research projects, and a very special part of the experience and of the gained reputation raised up from various on site collaborations.

Important results were accumulated in laser cleaning, environment control and micro-climate monitoring, non-contact, non and micro-invasive investigation methods, remote fast response techniques for cultural heritage investigation, diagnosis, intervention.

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