The workshop is temporarily situated in the Drniš Town Museum, until the appropriate workshop and vault space can be equipped at Puljani.
The Krka National Park area abounds in archaeological localities. Organised research is currently ongoing in the area of the Roman military camp Burnum, at the medieval fortresses of Ključica and Nečven and at the prehistoric localities of Oziđana pećina and Jazinka. The great number of diverse archaeological artefacts originating from these localities and the existing large ethnographic collection has raised the need for systematic and expert processing and protection. To that effect, in October 2008, the Public Institute of Krka National Park established its restoration workshop, equipped for the expert performance of conservation and restoration tasks. The workshop is temporarily situated in the Drniš Town Museum, until the appropriate workshop and vault space can be equipped at Puljani. The workshop is being systematically equipped, and already now is considered one of the top workshops of its kind in Croatia. The equipment includes a microsander with chamber, ultrasound drill, alkaline baths, vaccuum dryers, microscopes and analytic equipment, including a potentiometric titrator and laboratory scales.
All works on artefacts are recorded in detail, using photographic equipment and are documented in the FileMaker Pro database.
The primary activity of the workshop is the protection and processing of archaeological materials, for the purpose of their conservation, expert and scientific analysis, and display in the newly constructed museum collection of the Burnum Archaeological Collection. In the workshop, artefacts made of various materials are restored, from metals, ceramics and glass to bone. What they all share in common is fragility and sensitivity, considering that they have been removed from the soil, where they have laid for centuries. Each individual artefact is a unique witness to the past, and is therefore handled with great patience and care.