Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń launched the Centre for the Study and Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Andrzej Romański Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kpernika w Toruniu

The Centre for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage has been established at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. The unit will deal with research into various types of artworks, comprehensive conservation and restoration of monuments, the creation of conservation projects and the development of new conservation methods.

Five laboratories are located on more than 4,000 square metres including Research and Conservation of Architectural Elements and Details, Research and Conservation of Painting and Polychrome Sculpture, Physical-Chemical and Non-Destructive Research, Research and Conservation of Paper and Leather, Research and Conservation of Modern Art, and two laboratories: a Photographic Laboratory and an Architecture Monuments Inventory and Research Laboratory.

The centre has been equipped with state-of-the-art equipment – including an XRD X-ray micro-diffractometer, a portable digital X-ray system, a polarising microscope, an XRF spectrometer, a metallographic microscope, an infrared spectrometer, 3D scanners and printers, and specialised photographic equipment.

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