Cultural Goods Restorer

three modules

COR code 262107
Specialization course

Training program authorized by the Commission of Authorization of the Professional Training Providers of the Municipality of Bucharest, code N.C./COR 262107, authorization series B no. 0010414, with no. of order in the National Register of adult vocational training providers 40/6372 / 23.09.2016.

  • Cultural heritage

three modules


The course for cultural property restorers aims to develop the theoretical competences, skills and practical skills necessary to achieve curative conservation and restoration of mobile cultural goods, taking into account their material and technological diversity. The course aims to build a solid theoretical base in all areas that contribute to the scientific approach to conservation and restoration: chemistry, physics, materials science, legislation, conservation of cultural goods, ethics of conservation and restoration, etc. Equally, the course facilitates to the students the formation of theoretical and practical skills necessary in the application of direct interventions on the cultural goods, through practice, coordinated by accredited personnel, in conservation and restoration laboratories. The trainees have the opportunity to interact with a complex case law and a wide range of approaches through experienced trainers and practitioners.


  • employees of public cultural institutions (museums, libraries, memorial houses, County Departments for Culture and National Heritage, etc.) who do not have higher education in profile and do not hold a certificate according to the legal framework in effect necessary to practice the occupation of Restorer cultural goods;
  • natural or legal persons interested in obtaining certification for this occupation.

Trainers: Dr. Ioan Darida, Ioan Sfrijan, Nicolae-Marian Catrina, Dr. Doina Biro, Oana-Maria Solomon, Engineer Doina-Mirela Cîrnu, Dr. Mihai Lupu, Mihail-Tudorel Crîșmăriuc, Raluca Iulia Capotă, other specialists with relevant experience in the field of conservation and restoration of works of art and historical monuments.


Pre-certification exam*:

  • written test;
  • project support (restoration files for each cultural property proposed for restoration).

* It is sustained at the end of the course, in the conditions that the candidates fulfil the conditions for enrolling in the evaluation (stipulated in the Regulations of the program).

Certification Exam **:

  • written test;
  • project support (restoration files for each cultural property proposed for restoration).

** Candidates who:

  • can prove the payment of the participation fee in the Pre-Examination Examination;
  • restored the objects proposed for restoration in the Pre-Examination Exam according to the methodology approved by the evaluation commission and finalized the specific documentation (restoration files).

The graduates of the course will receive a Certificate of graduation recognized at national level by the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice and the Ministry of National Education, accompanied by a descriptive Supplement in which the acquired professional competences will be stipulated, according to the occupational standard in effect.


The course runs on modules announced at the beginning of each training series. The registered students must follow the training program of the group they belong to; this is specified for each series and specified in the professional training contract.

  • Stage I: 15 days of training (120 hours of theoretical training);
  • Stage II: 15 days of training (120 hours of theoretical training);
  • Stage III: 15 days of training (120 hours of theoretical training);
  • Internship (1080 hours for all specializations stipulated in the Occupational Standard – except stone specialization);
  • Theoretical-methodical preparation: 360 hours (at INCFC headquarters);
  • Practical training: 1080 hours (according to the training program, in order to complete the project);
  • Pre-certification exam;
  • Attestation exam.


  • higher profile studies for the tempera painting and oil painting specializations;
  • higher studies (regardless of profile) for the rest of the specializations stipulated in the Occupational Standard – except for the stonecrafting specialization.


  • Applying labour protection rules and fire protection rules;
  • Own professional development;
  • Establishing the diagnosis;
  • Specific training for the restoration of cultural goods for the following specialties: textile restoration, wood restoration, paper and book block restoration, hide/leather restoration, metal restoration, ceramic restoration, glass, porcelain, graphic restoration, tempera painting restoration, oil painting restoration, sculpture restoration, restoration of specimens of natural history, taxidermy.


  • Application of NPM and NPSI;
  • Own professional development;
  • Establishing a diagnosis;
  • Textile restoration;
  • Wood restoration;
  • Paper and book block restoration;
  • Hide/leather restoration;
  • Metal restoration;
  • Ceramic, glass and porcelain restoration;
  • Graphic restoration;
  • Restoration of tempera paintings;
  • Restoration of oil paintings;
  • Sculpture restoration;
  • Restoration of natural history specimens/taxidermy.

three modules