12 mai 2018

12th Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA XII)

The 12th conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks is part of a series of congresses initiated 22 years ago – in 1995 – by Costas Fotakis and held in FORTH in Heraklion, Greece. It was followed by the LACONA II meeting in Liverpool, UK in 1997, LACONA III in Florence, Italy in 1999, LACONA IV in Paris, France in 2001, and then Osnabrück, Germany in 2003. The LACONA VI conference was held in Vienna in 2005, Madrid in 2007, Sibiu, Romania in 2009 and London in 2011. The LACONA X conference, due to political disturbances in Egypt, could not take place in 2013 in and was organized in Sharjah, UAE in 2014. Lacona XI was organized in Kraków, Poland in2016, and Paris is very much pleased to host again  the 12th edition of the LACONA conference in 2018.

The early editions of LACONA were devoted mostly to the application of lasers to cleaning of artworks, and removal of unwanted coatings such as paint or varnish layers. Today, laser cleaning is not anymore an emerging technique, and efforts in this field focalize on the application of ultra-short pulsed lasers, and on better understandings of the impact of the laser tools at nanometer scale.

Another significant feature of recent LACONA conferences is the development papers on lasers used as analytical tools, such as LIBS, Raman spectroscopy, optical coherence tomography and nonlinear or two-photon laser microscopy, as well as laser based spectroscopic techniques feature regularly as significant subjects at LACONA.

The most recent LACONA conferences have seen a development of the coherent light-based methods for imaging, documentation of objects and structures and monitoring of restoration treatments.

To these three groups of contributions, LACONA XII conference will gather contributions on 3D laser scanning as a tool for  general public mediation within the frame of exhibitions, and also to the possibilities and limitations of 3D artworks reproductions in the field of archeology.

For the second time the LACONA conference is preceded by a one-day workshop for about 50 participants, with demonstrations of a selection of cleaning, analytical and imaging, documentation laser tools.

 

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AGENDA

19-21/09/2018, Philadelphia - United States of America
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) presents the Gels in Paper Conservation workshop September 19 - 21, 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia, PA. The workshop will be instructed by Anne Maheux and Michelle Sullivan, and organized by Sarah Reidell. [Plus]
26-28/09/2018, Reykjavík - Iceland
The Icelandic section of the Nordic Association of Conservators is pleased to announce the XXI NKF Congress – Cultural heritage facing catastrophe: prevention and recoveries to be held in Reykjavík, Iceland 26 – 28 September 2018. [Plus]
27-28/09/2018, Paris - France
L'Araafu propose la formation : Les sorbants : principes et applications [Plus]
15-26/10/2018, Buenos Aires - Argentina
The Getty Conservation Institute are pleased to announce their CAPS (Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces) workshops taking place in South America in October 2018. [Plus]

NOUVELLES APROA

19 juillet 2018
Postprints: Keuzes en dilemma's in de conservatie-restauratie/Choix et dilemmes en conservation-restauration [Plus]
09 juin 2018
L’APROA-BRK sera représenté lors de la Renoresto 2018 (4-5 oktober 2018). [Plus]
26 avril 2018
Un fleuron de l’Art Déco. Le samedi 26 mai, notre association organise une visite de l’Hôtel Communal de Forest (Bruxelles) à 10h. Ce bâtiment a été construit vers 1935 et inauguré en 1938 par l’architecte Jean-Baptiste Dewin, célèbre pour ses réalisations de maisons individuelles et d’hôpitaux (Saint-Pierre notamment). [Plus]
22 avril 2018
De Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen is momenteel op zoek naar een monumentenwachter interieur (m/v). [Plus]