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Laser technology and optoelectronics as part of a mobile laboratory for protection, conservation and preservation of artworks and architectural historical buildings
Author(s): Roman Ostrowski; Andrzej Koss; Marek Strzelec; Joanna Kurkowska; Aleksandra Wesołowska; Piotr Zambrzycki
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Paper Abstract

The cooperation of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with the Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology in the area of implementing laser technology in conservation, and later in diagnostics of the preservation state of artworks started in 1997. The year 1997 was also the year of the big flood in the south-western provinces of Poland, which exposed the lack of a quick reaction and of using conservation personnel and students in the action of rescuing national heritage. It initiated the idea of appointing an emergency conservation unit and extending legislative tasks in situations of natural disasters, catastrophes, fires, etc., as well as undertaking immediate conservation and research work after these events. The paper presents the origin, aims and tasks of the Emergency Conservation Service, its instrumental and personnel-based research/intervention potential, the preliminary results of work and proposals of wide cooperation with staff responsible for heritage protection and care on a national and international scale.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10974, Laser Technology 2018: Progress and Applications of Lasers, 109740D (4 December 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2516546
Show Author Affiliations
Roman Ostrowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej Koss, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw (Poland)
Marek Strzelec, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Joanna Kurkowska, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw (Poland)
Aleksandra Wesołowska, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw (Poland)
Piotr Zambrzycki, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10974:
Laser Technology 2018: Progress and Applications of Lasers
Jan K. Jabczynski; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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