The Valencian Conservation, Restoration and Research Institute (IVCR+i) is a public Institution attached to the General Directorate of Culture and Heritage, of the regional Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of the Generalitat Valenciana (GVA), the regional government in charge of the preservation of Valencian cultural heritage.
Its purpose is to ensure the protection, conservation, restoration, research, innovation and spread of the valencian cultural which is constituted by movable and immovable property of historical, artistic, architectural, archaeological, paleontological, ethnological, documentary, bibliographic, scientific, technical or any other cultural nature, existing in the territory of the Valencian Community or those that, despite being outside it, are especially representative of the history of Valencian culture (Law 4/1998, June 11th, of the Generalitat Valenciana, on Valencian Cultural Heritage, article 1).
This important task of preserving and enriching the Valencian cultural heritage is approached from a multidisciplinary perspective that requires extensive professional experience of a great team of professionals made up of: restorers specialized in easel painting, polychrome sculpture, gilding, textiles, graphics and archival material, and art historians, archaeologists, chemists and physicists. Its work is fundamentally based on: carrying out any type of action on cultural heritage whose objective is the protection, conservation, restoration, research, innovation and dissemination of the Valencian cultural heritage; through a diagnosis on the state of conservation, the supervision of interventions of conservation and restoration; the management of research projects subsidized by national or supranational entities; and the study, research and dissemination of the theories, methods and techniques that are applied in the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
Furthermore, we develop specialised training activities addressed to professionals dedicated to this fieldwork, since one of our aims is to give to professionals the chance of learning new methods of study of cultural items, as well as improving new and traditional conservation methods.
Hall of the IVCR+I - Calle Pintor Genaro Lahuerta, 25, 3rd floor