Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks VIII

Roxana Radvan, John F. Asmus, Marta Castillejo, Paraskevi Pouli, Austin Nevin

December 1, 2010 by CRC Press
Reference - 220 Pages
ISBN 9780415580731 - CAT# K12184


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This book serves as a reference for academics and conservators working in the area of Cultural Heritage, and includes state-of-the-art contributions on: laser cleaning of monuments and artifacts; laser based techniques for analysis and diagnostics; imaging, 3D documentation and modeling; optoelectronic devices and sensors; laser for monitoring of environmental conditions; projects, networks, education; and safety and health aspects.


Laser techniques offer possibilities for the examination and conservation of artwork, and for the prevention of cultural heritage. This collection of peer reviewed papers from the 8th International Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks, Sibiu, Romania, September 21-25, 2009, addresses various aspects of cultural heritage preservation (laser induced phenomenas, laser investigations and recent laboratory studies and onsite applications).

The main topics include:

– Innovative approaches in laser cleaning researches and instrumentation development;

– Laser investigation and diagnostics methods;

– Monitoring, imaging and documentation of artwork.

Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks VIII will appeal to laser scientists, conservation scientists, scientists in the field of optoelectronics, chemistry, IT and biology, conservators-restorers, architects, art historians, archaeologists, and decision makers in the field of conservation and restoration of artworks.