APLAR 6 - Laser cleaning technology for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage

Monday, 11 September, 2017 to Wednesday, 13 September, 2017

APLAR 6 - Laser cleaning technology for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage
Auditoriun of Sant'Apollonia, Via S.Gallo 25, Florence Download the 1st call for abstracts by clicking on this link: http://www.aplar.eu/pdfs/1call_APLAR6_ENG.pdf

Simultaneous translation from English to Italian and vice-versa will be available for international speakers.
The conference programme and relative schedules will be available on our website www.aplar.eu from the 31st of July 2017.

Registration Fee in Euros:
Full: 80.00
Discounted: 60.00 (anyone under the age of 26).
For further information please visit our site www.aplar.eu or send us an email at: segreteria@aplar.eu


The 6th edition of the APLAR conference dedicated to the use of laser technology in the field conservation and restoration of art works, will take place in Florence, Italy at the Auditorium of Sant'Apollonia, in via S. Gallo 25.
Previous editions were held in Vicenza (16th June 2007), Siena (4th July 2008), Bari (18th -19th June 2010), Rome (14th -15th June 2012) and the Vatican City (18th -19th September 2014).

In the wake of previous editions, the 2017 conference aims to share the many experiences undertaken by Italian and international professionals using laser technology in the field of art conservation. As the subtitle of the conference reads 'using lasers in combination with' the organizers of the 2017 conference wish to create a platform where professionals can discuss the integration of laser technology with standard intervention protocols. Our aim is to explore lasers not just as an instrument per se but as a tool used in combination with other traditional and or innovative conservation techniques and analyse how lasers are geared to achieve results which match the conservator's technical and ethical needs.

Apart from understanding lasers as a useful tool, we wish to explore how the scientific community implements laser technology as a diagnostic and analytical device to corroborate the conservators works. We wish to share experiences and case studies where laser technology is used with intelligence to achieve decisive results.
The two-day conference will conclude with a discussion panel that will explore the topics of the conference in terms of project development, surveys and monitoring interventions and results.

Scientific Panel
Lorenzo Appolonia, Soprintendenza Beni Culturali Aosta, IGIIC Giorgio Bonsanti, former Universita degli Studi di Firenze Anna Brunetto, Restauri Brunetto, Vicenza Giancarlo Lanterna, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Firenze Barbara Mazzei, Pontificia Commissione di Archeologia Sacra, Citta del Vaticano Antonio Paolucci, former Musei Vaticani, Citta del Vaticano Renzo Salimbeni, IFAC-CNR, Firenze Paolo Salonia, ITABC - CNR, Comitato Esecutivo ICOMOS Italia, Roma Antonio Sansonetti, ICVBC - CNR, Milano Ulderico Santamaria, Universita degli Studi della Tuscia Fabrizio Vona, Polo Museale della Puglia

Stefania Agnoletti, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Firenze Alessia Andreotti, Universita di Pisa Anna Brunetto, Restauri Brunetto, Vicenza Daniele Ciofini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata - CNR, Firenze Stefano Landi, Stefano Landi, Firenze Giancarlo Lanterna, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Firenze Daniela Murphy Corella, National Heritage Conservation, Associazione Bastioni, Firenze Alessandro Zanini, El.En. S.p.A., Firenze Secretary segreteria@aplar.eu

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