Institute for the Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage
ICVBC - AREA DI RICERCA CNR DI FIRENZE
Via Madonna del Piano, 10 - 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
Tel. 055 5225484 - Fax 055 5225483
The Institute for the Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage (ICVBC) of the CNR, was founded in 2001 and is located in Florence with units in Rome and Milan. The institutional tasks of ICVBC include research, coordination, consultancy and training.

One of the essential assets of the ICVBC is its multi-disciplinary character, promoting an interdisciplinary approach to research, guaranteed not only by the presence of different professionals, but also through the development of an extensive national and international network of cooperation with research Institutes, universities and public or private bodies involved in the protection and conservation of Cultural Heritage.

In the field of conservation, various issues are addressed: the study of the materials and techniques of execution of the artifacts, the identification of the causes and mechanisms of degradation, scientific and technical advice for restoration and conservation, development of methodologies and products for restoration and conservation, enhancement and fruition of works of art and their urban context.