The ceramic and metal lab aims to slow the deterioration of historical, religious, artistic, technical and ethnographic and archaeological objects made of ceramic and metal in order to improve the comprehensibility of the items as objects of cultural heritage. The restoration team is devoted to the protection and preservation of these artworks. They have improved scientific research methods, studied the theory and ethics of conservation-restoration, and examined the history of metalworking techniques. The laboratory primarily works with liturgical and Etruscan ceramics and metals. They also restore vases, tiles, statuary and Madonnas of the same material.