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

2-5/10/2019, Guebwiller - France
Après avoir consacré son précédent colloque en 2016 aux peintures monumentales en Bretagne, le Groupe de recherches sur la peinture murale (GRPM) invite les chercheurs confirmés et débutants à se réunir autour de la peinture murale en Alsace et dans les régions alémaniques afin de combler un vide. Le colloque sera ouvert à des contributions de synthèse tant qu’à des conférences monographiques mais avec la volonté forte de permettre de faire le point des connaissances sur le sujet. Les interventions s’inscriront dans des champs disciplinaires variés : histoire de l’art, histoire, archéologie, architecture, conservation- restauration. Des posters sont ouverts aux jeunes chercheurs et aux travaux des associations de sauvegarde et de valorisation de ce patrimoine. [Plus]
5-7/09/2019, London - United Kingdom
This conference marks the 5th Interim Meeting of ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics, and the 34th year of dedicated events from Icon’s Ceramics and Glass Group. [Plus]
19-21/06/2019, Pamplona - Spain
The 5th HMC 2019 will focus on research about aspects concerning technology and characterization of historic mortars, significance of the mortars and conservation and restoration issues in historic masonry structures and archaeological sites, historic plasters, design and preparation of preservation products, repair materials (mortars, renders, plasters and grouts) and test methods (for historic and repair mortars). [Plus]
12-14/06/2019, Belfast - United Kingdom
Icon’s 2019 conference will be in BELFAST, and will take place from 12th-14th June 2019 at Belfast Waterfront. [Plus]

NOUVELLES APROA

30 novembre 2018
Colloque APROA-BRK, 21-22 novembre 2019 - Restauré avec les meilleures intentions. Le 10ème colloque APROA-BRK aura lieu les 21-22 novembre 2019 à l’Auditoire Lippens de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique à Bruxelles. Date limite pour l’envoi des abstraits est le 11 février 2019. [Plus]
07 octobre 2018
Pour commémorer dignement la première Journée Européenne de la Conservation- Restauration du Patrimoine Culturel, le 14 octobre dans le cadre de ECHY2018 (European Cultural Heritage Year), l’Association Professionnelle de Conservateurs-Restaurateurs d’Œuvres d’Art (APROA-BRK asbl) organise un événement à la Maison de l’Histoire Européenne. [Plus]
14 septembre 2018
Chers collègues, Le samedi 20 octobre,  l'APROA-BRK organise une visite unique de l’Institut des Ursulines et du jardin d’hiver, Bosstraat 9, 2861 Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver. [Plus]
12 septembre 2018
La pétition est en ligne. https://www.change.org/p/later-red-onze-liften-sauvons-nos-ascenseurs [Plus]
19 juillet 2018
Postprints: Keuzes en dilemma's in de conservatie-restauratie/Choix et dilemmes en conservation-restauration [Plus]