INOE has a strong activity focused on Heritage Science from the foundation. Its centre of excellence – CERTO (certo.inoe.ro) – is authorised for cultural heritage investigation and intervention. The institute is member ICOMOS and ICOM, partner of the National Museum of Art from Bucharest, of The Bucharest Municipality Museum and several others, responsible for multiannual monitoring conservation status of the Ensemble “Hero’s Avenue” by Constantin Brancusi. It is founder of the National Technical Committee CT 380 for Standardization in Cultural Heritage.
The institute is consultant for private galleries and art dealers, delivers requested investigation reports for national authorities. Cooperates with National Institute of the Heritage for the implementation of scientific procedures and modern monitoring conservation status in museum, monuments and deposits. The staff includes experts of the Ministry of Culture, authorised trainers. The advanced researches are focused on contemporary art monitoring and material ageing, on on-line access to infrastructure on-site and in laboratory. Due to the recognized research activity of INOE2000, since 2004 laser cleaning was accepted by national authorities as restoration procedure and applied in certain cases. The institute represents the Romanian E-RIHS Node, which included the National Institute of Heritage (INP) and “Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), and more than other 10 potential benefeciaries institutes.
INOE participates in the project with one linked party