Research and development activities are directed at the applied research respecting the analyses of existing methods of protection of cultural heritage objects and their implementation in practice and a systematic and effective employment of new and modern technologies. The main areas of interest are:
- Diagnosis and material investigation of objects with an emphasis on non-destructive methods, application of archaeometry to evaluate the oldest surviving artefacts, compilation of comparative databanks and methodologies
- Verification and development of methods, materials and processes where the strategic targets are preservation of archaeological and historical metal objects, technical collections and modern materials (modern metal alloys, plastics), plasmochemical and vacuum methods, disinfestation and disinfection of materials.
- Preventive conservation of collections – measuring and regulation of the cleanliness of environment, climatic and light parameters in the storage areas and exhibitions including the measures for the correct handling of museum objects.