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.


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

A new paper has been published by our team in the journal Minerals. The article, entitled “Assessment of Easily Accessible Spectroscopic Techniques Coupled with Multivariate Analysis for the Qualitative Characterization and Differentiation of Earth Pigments of Various...

Integrated multi-analytical study of a Roman bronze vessel

A new paper has been published by our team in Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology. The article, entitled “Integrated multi-analytical study of the bronze vessel from Mălăiești Roman fort” can be found at the following...

New paper published in Applied Sciences

A new paper has been published by our team in the journal Applied Sciences. The article, entitled "Investigation of Ancient Wall Painting Fragments Discovered in the Roman Baths from Alburnus Maior by Complementary Non-Destructive Techniques" can be found at the...

Field campaign: Golești Museum – autumn edition 2021

The field campaign carried out at the Golești Museum is an activity from the PEGASUS project (PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2019-0492).

New paper published in X-Ray Spectrometry

A new paper has been published by our team in the journal X-Ray Spectrometry. The article, entitled "Unveiling the original layers and color palette of 18th century overpainted Transylvanian icons by combined X-ray radiography, hyperspectral imaging, and spectroscopic...

Call for papers, Special Issue in Buildings

Special Issue "Advanced Technologies in Architectural Heritage Protection", Guest Editor Dr. Roxana Radvan. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 December 2022. Special Issue Information: The role of scientific research in the conservation and restoration of the...

TransNational Access across Europe

The IPERION HS: Integrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science, a HORIZON 2020 project, is delighted to announce the 2nd Call for proposals for Transnational Access (TNA) to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments,...

MarketWatch.ro: Anatomia unei opere de artă

In this month’s issue of MarketWatch.ro, it was published an article about a case study regarding the investigation of the painting entitled "Woman reading" by Ștefan Luchian. This is a result of the collaboration between our department and Pinacoteca Municipiului...

1st Edition of the Fair ״Materials, Equipments, Services and Techniques Used in Cultural Heritage Conservation״

On 02.12.2020, within the IMPLEMENT project, the first edition of the Fair of services, equipment, methods and materials for restoration-conservation was organized. Due to the restrictions induced by the pandemic, it was organized online (WebEx), with the...

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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Măgurele, IF, Romania


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