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Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio


Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio, UPV Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio, UPV Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio, UPV Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio, UPV Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio, UPV Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio, UPV



  • Study, analysis and diagnosis of pathologies
  • Comprehensive conservation treatments
  • Technical consulting and project management
  • Preventive conservation analysis and design
  • Consulting on ethical guidelines in conservation and restoration treatment
  • This category includes:
    • Mural paintings
    • Easel paintings and panel paintings
    • Sculpture and ornaments
    • Gilt and polychromed objects
    • Other ethnographic and artistic objects: ceramic, glass, mosaic, metal, bone, ivory, etc. Historic furniture
    • Artworks and documents on paper: prints, drawings, maps, poster, written documents, printed documents, etc.
    • Textiles: religious garments, folkloric garments, tapestries, flags, penchants, etc.


  • Preliminary studies: historic studies, cross-sectional analysis, analysis of materials and techniques, analysis of material pathologies, structural analysis, etc.
  • Technical consulting and support: project planning and management
  • Economic, social and technical sustainable planning
  • Cataloguing of heritage property and sites
  • Special conservation planning
  • This category includes:
    • Monuments
    • Historical sites
    • Rural heritage
    • Landscapes
    • Urban heritage
    • ndustrial buildings
    • Archaeological sites
    • Military buildings
    • Folkloric buildings
    • Historic gardens


Heritage and development cooperation
• Sustainable heritage management as a social development tool
Underwater archaeological heritage
• Conservation projects of underwater archaeological heritage
Immaterial heritage
• Projects for the valuation and dissemination of immaterial cultural heritage
Museological projects
• Design of exhibition rooms and sites
Cartographic and Geographic Information Systems (CARTOSIG)
• Geographic Information Systems (SIG). Virtual cataloguing of cultural heritage and tourism in geo-referencing databases. Local management using SIG. Incorporating heritage into a mapping database (IDE)
• Standard and custom cartography; Internet publishing.


Historical and archaeological studies
• Historical and archaeological studies for cultural heritage conservation
Dating and valuation of artworks
• Dating of artworks


Physical and chemical and environmental analysis of artworks
• Physical and chemical study of artworks´ materials by modern analysis techniques: optical microscopy with image analysis system, gas chromatography with mass spectrometer and pyrolysis system, High-performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), UV-Vis spectrophotometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), FTIR pyrolisis; SEM/EDX, Cryo SEM/EDX and Atomic Force Microscope (SCME, UPV); XRD, XRF, GC-FID, IR microscopy (SCAI. UV. EG.); continuous monitoring systems and SO2-, NOx-, CO2- and O3-gas analysis
• Measuring and monitoring atmospheric pollutants which affects on the artworks
Stone materials analysis
• Diagnosis and characterization of stone materials
• Evaluation and testing of new products and systems for stone materials conservation
Biodeterioration study
• Biodeterioration study of cultural heritage: diagnosis, characterization and evaluation of pathologies
Graphic and documentary recording
• Graphic documentation of cultural heritage conservation treatments using modern recording techniques: photographic, radiographic and reflectographic study and analysis
Colorimetric analysis of artistic heritage
• Colorimetric analysis and study for artistic heritage conservation
Colorimetric analysis of architectural heritage
• Preliminary studies and analysis of colour in historic buildings: definition of chromatic parameters and architectural typologies
• Consulting services for the colour protection in the architectural heritage
• Regulations and planning for colour preservation in historic urban environments
Photogrammetric study
• Photogrammetry consulting for historic architectural heritage: digital mapping, topographic surveying, volumetric surveying, etc.
Non-destructive exam techniques
• Study, analysis and diagnosis of pathologies of the historic architectural heritage by means of non-destructive advanced exam techniques: endoscopic video system, thermographic camera and ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
Wood analysis in the architectural heritage
• Assessment of visible and hidden wood degradation
• Microscopic wood identification
• Dating of wooden objects by dendrochronological analysis


  • Publication of scientific magazines on heritage conservation: Arché, EGA, Loggia and R&R
  • Organization and management of meetings, conferences and workshops on heritage conservation
  • Management and organization of cultural exhibitions


  • Management of master degrees and postgraduate courses management on heritage conservation


  • R&D Projects Management on Heritage Conservation:
  • Consulting on R&D public grants and funding
  • Consulting on R&D contract preparation
  • Consulting on the exploitation of R&D results