Lasers in Art Conservation- November 20th

Posted on Nov 6, 2013

Workshop with Bartosz Dajnowski
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Luce Foundation Center, Luce Board Room | Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join Bartosz Dajnowski, Objects Conservator and Vice Director of the Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio, Inc., as he presents a three-session workshop about the use of laser ablation in cultural heritage conservation.  During the morning session, Dajnowski will introduce the process of laser cleaning, including concepts related to ablation parameters, the logistics of using lasers in museum settings, and an overview of lasers currently on the market. The afternoon segments will review a variety of successful treatments, as well as new developments in the application of lasers on metal surfaces and preliminary research regarding their use on cotton canvases. Questions are encouraged during each session.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Session One: Laser Cleaning – An Introduction
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Session Two: Case Studies and Examples of Laser Cleaning Treatments
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Session Three: Current Research in Laser Programming and Future Applications

Space is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Christopher Wayner ( to secure your seat and receive additional information for this workshop.

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Washington DC, 20004

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