ART Research Lab

Scientific research gives us insight into understanding, valuing, managing and preserving art and heritage. As a scientific research and knowledge centre, we offer the possibility to perform a variety of analyses.

We conduct scientific research to analyse your art or heritage object, guarantee their preservation, detect risk factors and develop tailor-made techniques for treatment where possible. The Art Research Lab works in accordance with the principles of an integrated risk-management approach, whereby the use of harmful pesticides and methods is kept to a minimum. Preferably, the emphasis is on preventive measures. Integrated control consists of 5 steps: detect, block, limit, combat, prevent.

We offer a wide range of services and products to prevent or minimise the potential risks inherent in the management of a collection, such as security systems, preventive conservation that ensures objects’ safety by assisting or tweaking future storage measures, emergency services (offered at different levels), CHV-kits, IPM, drawing up collection plans and risk analyses. We also conduct research to optimise museum depots' interior, size, storage furniture, and pest control. 

Results for your organisation:

  • Detecting and eliminating the damage factor

  • Establishing clear guidelines to limit future risks as much as possible

  • A structured approach and ethic, at a European level

  • Treatment of objects after the damage has occurred

Due to the unique character of each object or collection, we always provide a personal approach. If you are curious about what we can do for you or want more information about one of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Meet our experts

A selection of our work