Our experts have been active in the field of monument conservation and restoration since 1990 and thanks to the quantity of remarkable works and the complexity of the services we always offer, we have built a unique and irreplaceable position in the field of historical restoration both in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Our main activities are the restoration, conservation and complex construction works of protected monuments and works of art. Permanent co-operation with excellent restorers and experts from related fields creates an efficient and professional team for the organization of projects, who take into consideration the distinctiveness of each work. Thanks to this structure, we are capable of responding dynamically to the problems and changes that can often arise during the course of the work.
We place large emphasis on the application of new scientific methods and technologies and we also devote great attention to scientific research. There have been also scientific researches done under the WMF projects recently. We process the acquired knowledge based on these research works in great detail and present it, for instance, within the framework of professional symposia or conferences.
An integral part of our activities is also in the field education. We have devoted much time and effort to the education of future restorers. We are co-founders of the Institute for Restoration and Conservation Techniques in Litomyšl, Czech Republic (now regular Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice). Within the framework of practical studies, we are successfully organizing courses of conservation and restoration in the Arabic language with this faculty. Teams of the Iraqi experts from the National Library and Archive in Baghdad, from the libraries of Al Ataba Al Hussayniya or Al Ataba Al Abbasiya from Holly Karbala or from the Zhein Establishmet Library of Sulaymaniya have successfully completed their Courses of Restoration of Paper and Manuscripts and now they are applying acquired knowledge in their practice.
We are also active in Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Heritage and Antiquities in Erbil, and due to the lack equipment of restoration workplaces in the Iraqi libraries we became experienced and reliable supplier of the special equipment for the restoration workplaces, conservation laboratories and libraries.
We have acquired extensive experience in the field of conservation of monuments under the auspices of UNESCO and also within the framework of the European Union’s Phare Program. Some of the projects realized by our experts have won the notable Europa Nostra prize for cultural heritage; the most important of these awards was endowed in 2002 for the complete reconstruction of Wallenstein Palace, the seat of the Senate of the Czech Republic.
However, we do not only concentrate on state works, we also work on private and individual projects. For example, we might mention the restoration works at Lyons Demesne, a private castle in Ireland or the restoration of mural paintings and artefacts from a prestigious Kuwaiti collection.