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Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks

LACONA VI Proceedings, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 21–25, 2005

  • Johann Nimmrichter
  • Wolfgang Kautek
  • Manfred Schreiner
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer proceedings in physics book series (SPPHY, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Metal

    1. John F. Asmus
      Pages 1-9
    2. M. Panzner, G. Wiedemann, M. Meier, W. Conrad, A. Kempe, T. Hutsch
      Pages 21-28
    3. S. Agnoletti, A. Brini, L. Nicolai
      Pages 29-36
    4. A. Gervais, M. Meier, P. Mottner, G. Wiedemann, W. Conrad, G. Haber
      Pages 37-44
  3. Stone

    1. K. C. Normandin, L. Powers, D. Slaton, M. J. Scheffler
      Pages 65-73
    2. Johann Nimmrichter, Robert Linke
      Pages 75-81
    3. D. Almesberger, A. Rizzo, A. Zanini, R. Geometrante
      Pages 83-86
    4. S. Siano, M. Giamello, L. Bartoli, A. Mencaglia, V. Parfenov, Renzo Salimbeni
      Pages 87-96
    5. K. Frantzikinaki, G. Marakis, A. Panou, C. Vasiliadis, E. Papakonstantinou, P. Pouli et al.
      Pages 97-104
    6. P. Pouli, G. Totou, Vassilis Zafiropulos, Costas Fotakis, M. Oujja, E. Rebollar et al.
      Pages 105-114
    7. C. Colombo, E. Martoni, M. Realini, A. Sansonetti, G. Valentini
      Pages 133-141
    8. G. Van der Snickt, A. De Boeck, K. Keutgens, D. Anthierens
      Pages 151-158
  4. Inorganic Materials

    1. A. Sarzynski, K. Jach, J. Marczak
      Pages 161-167

About these proceedings


Within the last decades, the use of lasers in artworks conservation became an important tool for many conservators, scientists, architects and other experts, who are involved in the care of monuments and artefacts or laser technology. For the first time in 1995 Professor Costas Fotakis brought together restorers and scientists to discuss the potential of lasers in art conservation. Since then the field of "Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks" has gained enormously in importance. Nowadays restorers and laser scientists work close together in order to develop new fields of applications during the last years. Furthermore a large number of national and international research projects have been carried out by conservator-restorers, architects and scientists. In the last 10 years a number of historical and artistic high quality monuments (e.g. St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna) have been cleaned or measured by laser and brought the laser in the spectra of tools which are useful in the sensible field of artworks. The proceedings of the congress addresses scientists, conservator-restorers, companies, architects, decision-makers and other experts involved in conservation projects or in the research of new laser equipment.


3D measurements Laser cleaning Laser for material analysis Laser for monitoring laser laser technology quality technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Johann Nimmrichter
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Kautek
    • 2
  • Manfred Schreiner
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal Office for Care and Protection of MonumentsAustria
  2. 2.University of ViennaAustria
  3. 3.Institute of Science and Technology in ArtAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks
  • Book Subtitle LACONA VI Proceedings, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 21–25, 2005
  • Editors Johann Nimmrichter
    Wolfgang Kautek
    Manfred Schreiner
  • Series Title Springer proceedings in physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-72129-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-09129-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-72130-7
  • Series ISSN 0930-8989
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 649
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Engineering, general
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