Meeting of the Central Museum Warehouse Team: fire prevention guidelines

The work of the Central Museum Warehouse team is progressing. This meeting aimed to develop fire prevention and response guidelines for museums and the storage facility. These issues were discussed at the Research and Scientific Center for Fire Protection named after Tuszkowski, with the participation of firefighting experts. Our group was again represented by Prof. READ MORE

Meeting of the NIMOZ team of experts regarding the Central Warehouse of Museum Collections

A group of experts from the National Institute of Museology and Collection Protection (NIMOZ) gathered in Warsaw to discuss the construction of the Central Warehouse of Museum Collections. It is to serve as a model for a safe cultural heritage storage for other museums from Poland and around the world. At the meeting, our group was READ MORE

We are happy to welcome a new team member: Lindsay Oakley from Northwestern University

We are pleased to announce that our team is growing! Our new colleague, Lindsay Oakley comes to us from Northwestern Univeristy near Chicago and will enrich The Cultural Heritage Research group with her knowledge of chemical processes relevant to museum collections.  Lindsay obtained her PhD in Materials Science in 2017 where she developed a computational READ MORE

HERIe: team meeting at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles

During the first week of September Dr. hab. Łukasz Bratasz and Dr. Marcin Strojecki traveled to Los Angeles to meet with Dr. hab. Michał Łukomski, a member of the Cultural Heritage Research group, who currently heads the Preventive Conservation group at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). Other participants of the talks were: Dr. Lindsay Oakley, READ MORE

Our team is growing: Magdalena Soboń joins the SyMBoL project

The Cultural Heritage Research Group is gaining a new member. Magdalena Soboń will work in a technical research position. She will support the team as a part of project SyMBol, which is focused on developing 3D models of wooden sculptures to assess the risk of crack propagation during changes in temperature or relative humidity. Magdalena READ MORE

CollectionCare project: The survey of the craquelure patterns in canvas paintings

As a part of CollectionCare project, in which we are involved, the survey of the craquelure patterns in canvas paintings was performed in the Yale Center of British Art. Our partners in a study were Mark Aronson and Eric Stegmaier. The aim of a survey was to statistically evaluate various types of patterns of craquelure READ MORE

Jerzy Haber Institute gets invitation to join CollectionCare project

Our group’s parent organization, Jerzy Haber Institute, got invitation to join international consortium of research institutions, museums and professionals working on preventive conservation. CollectionCare is a project aimed to deliver innovative and affordable service for the preventive conservation monitoring, which so far is a complex and expensive problem due to the vast heterogeneity of artefacts’ READ MORE

Dominican Friars express gratitude for developing archive design concepts to preserve the Order’s collections

At the request of the Polish Province of the Order of Preachers (Dominican Friars), Dr. hab. Łukasz Bratasz and Prof. Dr. hab. Roman Kozłowski consulted on designs for the new headquarters of the Archives of the Polish Dominican Province in Lublin. Our specialists participated in discussions with architects to select the appropriate location for new READ MORE

Dürer’s „Saint Jerome Penitent” examined with Digital Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry method

On May 14th, two of our professionals, Dr. Leszek Krzemień and Dr. Marcin Strojecki, contributed their knowledge and skills to evaluate the condition and necessary conservation treatments for Hans Dürer’s painting from 1526, “Saint Jerome Penitent”. The painting, made using a tempera technique on wood, belongs to the collections of the National Museum in Krakow. READ MORE