Certification of Restorers of Movable Cultural Properties

Certification of restorers is the assessment of their professional qualifications, competences and practical activities.

Aims of certification:

  1. To assess the restorer’s professional knowledge and experience, research works of conservation, restoration and preventive conservation and/or developed methodologies and projects of these works, as well as methodological supervision of these works, and to grant qualification categories defining the areas and limits of their activities;
  2. To protect cultural properties from unqualified conservation, restoration and preventive conservation;
  3. To promote restorers’ professional excellence and dissemination of professional knowledge;
  4. To relate restorers’ qualification categories to wages.

Restorers are certified by the Certification Commission. The Commission also assesses the professional qualifications of restorers who have acquired the restorer’s education abroad and establishes the qualification category. The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the organisation of work and maintenance of the Certification Commission.

Restorers of movable cultural properties are certified annually, during the last decade of May and November. Information on the date of certification of restorers of movable cultural properties is published on the website of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

Restorers are certified in accordance with the Regulations of the Commission for Certification of Restorers of Movable Cultural Properties approved by Order No. ĮV-266 of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania of 19 May 2008 “On the Approval of the Regulations of the Commission for Certification of Restorers of Movable Cultural Properties”, general qualification requirements stipulated in Annex 1 to these Regulations and the requirements for certification of specific specialities approved by the Minister of Culture.

The procedure for recognising qualifications of citizens of the European Union Member States, the European Economic Area countries and the Swiss Confederation willing to pursue restorer’s profession or provide restorer’s services temporarily or occasionally in the Republic of Lithuania as well as compensatory measures are regulated by the provisions of the Description of the Procedure for Recognising Professional Qualifications of Restorers Willing to Pursue Restorer’s Profession or Provide Restorer’s Services Temporarily or Occasionally in the Republic of Lithuania approved by Order No. ĮV-485 of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania of 14 October 2008 “On the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for Recognising Professional Qualifications of Restorers Willing to Pursue Restorer’s Profession or Provide Restorer’s Services Temporarily or Occasionally in the Republic of Lithuania”.

The procedure for recognising qualifications of third-country nationals willing to pursue restorer’s profession in the Republic of Lithuania as well as compensatory measures are regulated by the provisions of the Description of the Procedure for Recognising Professional Qualifications of Third-Country Nationals Willing to Pursue Restorer’s Profession in the Republic of Lithuania approved by Order No. ĮV-309 of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania of 3 May 2012 “On the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for Recognising Professional Qualifications of Third-Country Nationals Willing to Pursue Restorer’s Profession in the Republic of Lithuania”.

Last updated: 10-10-2016