Mobile laboratories



With cutting-edge equipment, MOLAB-CNR and CHNet-INFN, the mobile laboratories of, represent a unique Italian excellence thanks above all to the skills of the researchers in data analysis.

Access to the portable techniques and tools of the MOLAB-CNR and CHNet-INFN mobile laboratories provides researchers in the Cultural Heritage sector (art historians, archaeologists, restorers, chemists, physicists, biologists, etc.) advanced non-invasive diagnostic projects, with in situ investigations, functional to multidisciplinary research in the fields of knowledge, conservation and fruition of the Italian cultural heritage.

Helpdesk  is always available to those who intend to submit a project proposal.



The MObile LABoratory (MOLAB) combines the instruments and skills of five institutes of the National Research Council (CNR):

  • ISPC (Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale – Firenze, Milano, Roma,  Catania, Potenza, Lecce)
  • SCITEC (Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche “Giulio Natta” – Perugia)
  • INO (Istituto Nazionale di Ottica – Firenze)
  • ISTI (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione – Pisa

ISPC Director
Costanza Miliani
Phone: +39 075 5855639



Network for Cultural Heritage
CHNet-INFN develops and uses cutting-edge technologies in the Cultural Heritage sector, with portable and laboratory instruments. The CHNet mobile laboratory currently combines the instrumentation and skills of the INFN units involved in the network.

CHNet Director
Francesco Taccetti
Phone: +39 0554572629-2720


The Center of Excellence of the University of Perugia SMAArt also operates with MOLAB, through the collaboration signed with the CNR SCITEC. SMAArt ,  is an Interdepartmental Research and Higher Education Center for the study and conservation of works of art.

SMAArt Director
Aldo Romani
Phone: +39 075 585 5620