Research of History by Means of High-Tech

For our work at IFICAH there is complex and professional equipment at our disposal. Right on our premises there are microscopes, unrestricted access to the resources of a restoration workshop and to a photo studio.

Actual work in conservation and restoration is not undertaken as part of the Foundation’s activities. But we are happy to refer external requests to the certified restorer with whom we are in close cooperation.

Did you know…

  • …that in Indonesia there is a group of objects inscribed on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage for not only one but two cultural elements? It is Wayang Golek, the Indonesian rod puppet theatre, designated as World Heritage for the plays as well as for the batik costumes of the puppets.
  • …that in the past Japanese Lacquer was valued higher than gold? A naturally grown Lacquer Tree of 30 cm diameter yields when tapped no more than 20 ml of sap.