Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks

LACONA V Proceedings, Osnabrück, Germany, Sept. 15–18, 2003

  • Klaus Dickmann
  • Costas Fotakis
  • John F. Asmus

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 100)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Art in the Service of Science

    1. J. F. Asmus
      Pages 1-8
  3. Laser Cleaning of Paper

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. H. Scholten, D. Schipper, F. J. Ligterink, J. L. Pedersoli Jr., P. Rudolph, W. Kautek et al.
      Pages 11-18
    3. E. Pilch, S. Pentzien, H. Mädebach, W. Kautek
      Pages 19-27
    4. K. Ochocińska-Komar, A. Kamińska, M. Martin, G. Śliwiński
      Pages 29-34
    5. A. Kaminska, M. Sawczak, M. Cieplnski, G. Sliwinski
      Pages 35-41
    6. J. H. Scholten, P. van Dalen, S. Corr, P. Rudolph, J. B. G. A. Havermans, H. A. Aziz et al.
      Pages 43-49
    7. L. Puchinger, S. Pentzien, R. Koter, W. Kautek
      Pages 51-58
  4. Laser Cleaning of Metal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. T. Burmester, M. Meier, H. Haferkamp, S. Barcikowski, J. Bunte, A. Ostendorf
      Pages 61-69
    3. K. Dickmann, J. Hildenhagen, J. Studer, E. Müsch
      Pages 71-77
    4. P. Mottner, G. Wiedemann, G. Haber, W. Conrad, A. Gervais
      Pages 79-86
    5. S. Batishche, A. Kouzmouk, H. Tatur, T. Gorovets, U. Pilipenka, V. Ukhau
      Pages 87-93
    6. Y. S. Koh, I. Sárady
      Pages 95-100
  5. Laser Cleaning Miscellaneous

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. J. Marczak, K. Jach, A. Sarzynski, R. Ostrowski
      Pages 103-111
    3. A. deCruz, M. L. Wolbarsht, R. A. Palmer, S. E. Pierce, E. Adamkiewicz
      Pages 113-124
    4. E. Tanguy, N. Huet, A. Vinçotte
      Pages 125-132
    5. M. Strzelec, J. Marczak, A. Koss, R. Szambelan
      Pages 133-138

About these proceedings


Since 1995, when Costas Fotakis first brought together restorers and scientists to discuss the potential of lasers in art conservation, the field has grown enormously in importance, and today restorers and laser scientists work together to develop new applications. This book presents the more than six dozen research papers prepared for LACONA V (Lasers in Art Conservation), held in Osnabrueck/Germany in September 2003. The fifth congress once again gathers restorers, art historians, museum staff, laser scientists and laser manufacturers. The topics include, among others: laser cleaning of artworks (case studies and side effects), removal of former conservation layers, fundamentals of laser-artwork interaction, online monitoring and process control, laser diagnostics, spectroscopy for monitoring and identification, networks and co-operation projects.


Artwork Conservation Laser ablation Laser cleaning Process control Service laser network spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Dickmann
    • 1
  • Costas Fotakis
    • 2
  • John F. Asmus
    • 3
  1. 1.Lasercenter FH MünsterSteinfurtGermany
  2. 2.FO.R.T.H./I.E.S.L.Heraklion, CreteGreece
  3. 3.Institute for Pure and Applied Physical SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22996-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27176-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-8989
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