The idea of setting up the Institute was to create an institution combining scientific research and implementation of conservation work at the highest executive level.


Our institute brings together the most prominent conservators, representatives of the three Polish centers educating conservators at the university level. A broad conservation team gives you the opportunity to look at architecture and art in a comprehensive way.


Our specialty is conducting large conservation projects involving both architecture and museum collections. We combine the research process with the scope of core work. This gives a unique opportunity to broaden the knowledge of a particular facility.


In the implementation of the work we use many modern technologies, such as covering the surface with protective coatings or using a special laser for cleaning sculptures. Since 2014 we have been conducting extensive research in this direction.



The Inter-Academy Institute of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art is an academic unit located at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts with a branch office at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.


The institute collaborates with the Mikołaj Kopernik University in Toruń, the Military University of Technology in Warsaw and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.


The Institute was conceived to link scientific research with conservation work at the highest level of workmanship.


The Institute’s Scientific Council brings together the most outstanding conservators representing three Polish centers forming conservators at an academic level.


The Inter-Academy Institute of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art in Kraków and Warsaw functions since December 1999.


Currently, its statutory fields are:

  • Integration of Polish post-secondary level schools forming conservators and restorers
  • Collaboration with other higher education entities and scientific research institutions
  • Realization of innovative research and implementations of new technologies
  • Research and development of conservation programs; cataloguing of new conservation documentation
  • Realization of conservation work in world heritage listed structures as and those in a critical state of preservation
  • Collaboration with and financial support of post-secondary schools and departments’ activity
  • Purchases of laboratory and technical equipment required during the realization of tasks
  • Collaboration within the intention to create of new forms and principles in regard to the protection and care of heritage
  • International scientific collaboration and realization of joint endeavors