In the organizational structure of the Institute there are two physically separate and specially adapted premises, or workshops. These workshops are known as sector IV in the internal systemization of the Institute. Their scope covers conservation - restoration work on the immovable and movable cultural property of various stakeholders:
• murals (fresco and secco) wall sculptures (decorative elements of stone, plaster, etc.. on the facade), Sculptures (in a variety of materials, etc..)
• paintings and carvings in wood
• easel paintings (on different bases)
These workshops have a long tradition of work and constant development in an educational and operational sense. The expert employees, their long experience in both their professions and the field of protection of cultural monuments, and the technical level of the equipment (machines, tools, apparatus for specific purposes) guarantee high quality work.
An important aspect of the work conducted in these workshops is the making of written and photographic documentation before, during and after each stage of the conservation process. This documentation is important both for internal storage, and because of the importance of data in terms of material usage and choice of method, as one of the basic principles of conservation is reversibility (removability, interchangeability of appropriate material).
The workshops operate according to modern principles of work, follow new trends in terms of the principles of preventive care (choice of materials, methods, and equipment), education (professional exchange, professional meetings, study tours, training, etc..) and participate in the publishing activities of The Institute through the publication of papers in professional journals, and internal documents for other purposes.
Through their work they best promote and carry out the presentation of cultural heritage as an important strategic point in the cultural development of the region.