11th Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks was hold in Cracow, Poland from 19th to 23rd September 2016.
Book of Proceedings is available now


The conference will be preceded by a 1 day workshop (19.09.2016) devoted to practical aspects of the use of lasers in conservation/restoration The biennial LACONA conference gathers together researchers, conservators and conservation scientists, companies, architects, decision-makers and experts in laser-based techniques for the conservation of cultural heritage to share their latest projects and experiences. Accounts (both case studies and scientific reports) devoted to applications of coherent light in the restoration and examination of works of art and cultural heritage monuments are welcomed.

Conference Topics:

    • Developments in laser removal of unwanted substances on culturally-important objects and monuments
    • Coherent light-based methods for imaging, documentation and examination of objects and structures:
      • 3D documentation, stratigraphic and depth-resolved methods,
      • holography,
      • interferometry,
      • shearometry,
      • vibrometry,
      • new instrumental and technological developments.
    • Case studies where laser-based methods have been used for conservation-restoration, documentation or analysis.
    • Laser-based spectroscopic techniques for analysis and monitoring, such as:
      • Raman spectroscopy,
      • Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS),
      • Laser-Induced Fluorescence spectroscopy (LIF) and Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM),
      • advanced non-linear imaging microscopy,
      • terahertz spectroscopy and imaging,
      • new spectroscopic and imaging techniques.
    • Other projects or programmes in which coherent light technologies have been applied to the preservation of cultural heritage.


The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow

The Interacademic Institute of Conservation and Restoration of Art, Warsaw/Cracow.

National Museum in Krakow


Conference office:

Malgorzata Walczak, PhD;

Academy of Fine Arts,

ul. Smoleńsk 9,

31-108 Krakow, Poland

E-mail: ptarg@fizyka.umk.pl

The leaflet (as a pdf file)


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