Our research is focused on structure and properties of historical materials, mechanisms of their deterioration, and measures to conserve and protect cultural heritage. Special emphasis is laid on understanding deterioration processes induced by microclimatic variations and monitoring of physical changes in material fabric of historical objects using non-destructive research methods. The basic research is linked to extensive research programmes in museums and historical buildings, practical conservation work and the development of tools supporting preservation strategies of collections.

We participated in the study of one of the most valuable paintings belonging to the collections of Polish museums – “Lady with an Ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci