The Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio (the IRP) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia is a public Spanish institution dedicated to promoting heritage conservation research and practice.
Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio of the Universitat Politècnica de València Wikipedia
The IRP was created in 2000 as ENCI (Estructura No Convencional de Investigación – Unconventional Research Structure) according to the UPV government committee of 21 December 1999.
Later, according to the Spanish Order 6/2006, of 13 January, of the local government (Generalitat Valenciana) (DOGV-núm. 5179 of 18 January 2006), the IRP was appointed as Research University Institute of the Universitat Politècnica de València.
The Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio is divided into two areas: the area of intervention in the Pictorial and Sculptural Heritage and the area of intervention in the Architectural Heritage, and a Training and Dissemination area.
The area of intervention in the pictorial and sculptural heritage operates in both basic research and applied research in seeking to acquire new knowledge to develop new products, techniques, processes, methods and systems that improve existing ones. The area of intervention in the Pictorial and Sculptural Heritage consist in restoration workshops:Mural Painting: cool, dry, glue, tempera, sgraffito
Easel Painting and Altars: canvas, board, altarpiece
Sculptural and Ornamental Materials: stone, mortar, stucco, bronze, terracotta, wood
Golden, polychrome, furniture and expertizing
Archaeological and ethnographic materials: flooring, tiles, ceramic tiles, glass, archaeological remains, tapestry, vestment, robes
Graphic and Documentary: drawing, scroll, prints, book, photograph, manuscript
The intervention Area of Architectural Heritage comprises:Monumental and Historic Architecture
Landscape and rural heritage
Research, Restoration of Architectural Heritage and Outreach
Engineering applied to Heritage
Color Research on Heritage
Documentation, Critical Analysis and Promotion of Heritage