Laser operator for cultural heritage cleaning, 17 - 22 April 2023

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17 – 19 April 2023 Online lectures (3x2 hours)

20 – 22 April 2023 On site activities (3 days)

The content of the course is to present - with theoretical lectures and practical activities - the operating principles and characteristics of the most important laser equipment currently used in cultural heritage, in order that a conservator-restorer could gain a basic understanding on how to use the appropriate equipment for different situations. The variety and complexity of topics related to the use of lasers for cleaning cultural heritage will not allow for an in-depth presentation of all topics but during the course, the tools will be provided to introduce an informed use of laser instruments according to the needs of the different types of intervention, with particular attention to cleaning operations.
Through the presentation of significant case studies and the practical exercises on replicas, it will be possible to observe the characteristics and advantages of this operational methodology and to recognise the potential risks for both the works of art and the user.

The course will be taught by an interdisciplinary team of lecturers and scientific experts with proven experience in this field.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
know the operating principles and characteristics of the main laser instruments;
understand the criteria for choosing different instruments;
know the diagnostic procedures for assessing the interaction with the support;
set application parameters;
know the correct maintenance of the equipment;
become aware of the risks when using a laser;
adopt appropriate personal protection measures.

The course is open to professionals working in conservation and restoration.

Practical and theoretical knowledge of cultural heritage cleaning techniques.

Organisation and general information
Giacinta Jean

Natalie Ellwanger

SKR Geschäftsstelle

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