LACONA XIII – Lasers in Conservation of Artworks. Florence (Italy) September 12-16 2022

LACONA XIII – Lasers in Conservation of Artworks. Florence (Italy) September 12-16 2022

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LACONA XIII – Lasers in Conservation of Artworks.

Florence (Italy)
September 12-16 2022
Call for abstracts (oral/poster contributions) for Journal of Cultural Heritage – Book of Proceedings.

Deadline for abstract submission April 20, 2022
Notification of review outcome April 29, 2022



Morphological, mechanical, and thermal diagnostics
– 2D/3D/4D modeling
– Interferometry and Holography
– Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Confocal Microscopy, and THz Tomography
– Advanced microscopy (non-linear, phase-contrast, etc)
– Photoacoustic spectroscopy and imaging
– Thermography
Compositional diagnostics
– Laser Induced Plasma/Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIPS/LIBS)
– Raman spectroscopy
– X-Ray Fluorescence and Diffractometry (XRF/XRD)
– UV-Vis and Vis-IR Fluorescence and Fluorescence Lifetime Spectroscopy and Imaging
– THz spectroscopy
– Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
– Interpretation and mitigation of undesired effects during photonic diagnostics
Deterioration phenomena
– Multianalytical photonic characterization of deterioration phenomena
– Natural and artificial light exposure effects
Conservation-restoration technologies & methods
– Laser ablation processes
– Laser-based photothermal, and photodestruction processes
– Optimization of laser treatments
– Interpretation and mitigation of undesired effects in laser treatments
– Photochemical processes
Integrated approaches and best practices in photonic conservation-restoration
– Paintings
– Stone artefacts
– Metal artefacts
– Organic material artefacts
– Combined photonic, chemical, and mechanical conservation restoration treatments
Novel photonic techniques or processes of interest in diagnostics, conservation-restoration, and monitoring of cultural heritage

IPERION HS Academy. Webinar on Built Heritage research and conservation. 14th September

Webinar #05: Built Heritage

An overview of what IPERION HS can offer to the Built Heritage Community.

If you are involved in Built Heritage research and conservation you can join the HSAcademy webinar on September 14th at 3 pm CEST and discover all the services offered by IperionHS.

The webinar takes place online and will introduce participants to the field of Heritage Science facilities in IPERION HS, a European project devoted to building a distributed research infrastructure in the field of Heritage Science: E-RIHS (
The focus will be placed on what IPERION HS can offer to the Built Heritage community and how IPERION HS can answer to the built heritage needs.

14th September 2021 at 3 pm (CEST).

You will learn

  • What IPERION HS can offer to the Built Heritage community
  • Which are the latest technologies for built heritage

Key topics we’ll cover
Heritage Science
Built Heritage

45 minutes.


Ralf Kilian – Fraunhofer institute, DE
Costanza Miliani – National Research Council, IT
John Hughes – University of the West of Scotland
Joseph Grau Bove – University College London, UK
Jan Van’t Hof – Cultural Heritage Agency, NL



Another Call for Papers with free submission for Special Issue of Heritage – «New Advances in Stained Glass Research: Materials, Production Techniques and Conservation».

This is a different call for papers than this one from Heritage (MDPI).
Open Access and Free of Charge on Special Issue «New Advances in Stained Glass Research: Materials, Production Techniques and Conservation».

The editors of Heritage have decided to waive the fee for all papers submitted from 1st June to 31st August 2021 a good chance to contribute a paper to the Special Issue «New Advances in Stained Glass Research: Materials, Production Techniques and Conservation»

The history of stained glass has fascinated researchers since the 19th century. Over the past two or three decades there has been a remarkable increase of research into stained glass. Developments in the field of non-destructive analysis and the use of interdisciplinary approaches have opened up new perspectives, and research continues to offer new insights into the materials and techniques used in stained glass production and to provide information about the creative process, traditions, the connections between artists and workshops from divers art fields and, not at least, about the deterioration and the conservation of these fragile artworks.

Open-access databases and modern digital technologies promote scientific exchange between research communities as well as among an interested public. Heritage, an international peer-reviewed open-access journal of cultural and natural heritage science published quarterly by MDPI, has therefore launched a call for papers for a special issue dedicated to the latest results in the field of stained glass research.

Contributions on the following themes are welcome:
– Technical aspects of the production of stained glass.
– The degradation of stained glass.
– Stained glass conservation.
– The importance of databases in the field of stained glass research.

We invite you to submit original research papers and articles that provide an up-to-date critical overview of research in one of the aforementioned fields. Please feel free to forward this call for papers to your colleagues and students.

We look forward to receiving your contribution!

From the editors:

Dr. Marcia Vilarigues.
Dr. Sophie Wolf.
Dr. Teresa Palomar.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Information extracted from here:

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Heritage – “Study and Characterization of Paintings: Materials, Artistic Techniques, and Conservation”

Open Access and Free of Charge on Special Issue «Study and Characterization of Paintings: Materials, Artistic Techniques, and Conservation».


The editors of Heritage have decided to waive the fee for all papers submitted from 1st June to 31st August 2021 a good chance to contribute a paper to the Special Issue “Study and Characterization of Paintings: Materials, Artistic Techniques, and Conservation”.

This Special Issue aims to show a wide selection of contributions in the study of paintings as well as recent points of view to promote a greater understanding of the inherent complexity of paintings and stimulate innovative questions and discussions on this topic.

Multidisciplinary collaborative studies and review manuscripts are welcome. This includes different approaches to studying painting across a different combinations of artistic techniques, restoration practices, and material characterization, including both case studies and mock-ups. Also manuscripts on the following selected topics are welcomed:

  • The characterization, degradation, and restoration of painting supports such as wood, canvas, paper, parchment, plaster, and pottery.
  • The stratigraphy of painted artworks, artistic techniques, and restoration issues, and new techniques of analysis.
  • Degradation processes and the conservation of natural and synthetic organic binders, and their interaction with pigment particles.
  • Restoration issues, including varnishing and cleaning practices in paintings. Additionally, the history of, experimentation with, and evaluation of restoration products, as well as new perspectives of study.
  • Study of moisture and temperature in indoor and semiconfined environments for the collection care of paintings.
  • Ancient recipes and restoration practices and their impact on painting conservation.
  • Art history and materials science in studying the style and masterpieces of artists, artistic currents, and movements.

From Guest Editors:

Dr. Valeria Di Tullio
Dr. Brenda Doherty


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Information extracted from here: 

Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage – 2021 International Conference (Milano-Italy) 20-22 October

We present you the International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage that will be in Milano, Italy, October 20-22, 2021.

Get the updated program.

Extended submission deadline for papers: May 31th, 2021.


  • Methodologies and measurements for diagnostics and conservation;
  • Geomatics for Cultural Heritage research and management;
  • Non-destructive techniques for archaeological diagnostics;
  • 3D recording and modelling for Cultural Heritage;
  • Metrology in landscape archaeology;
  • Metrological approaches to the study of written Heritage;
  • Metrological approaches in architecture and visual arts;
  • Bioarchaeology and palaeodiet measurements;
  • Archaeometry;
  • Archaeozoology;
  • Archaeobotany;
  • Metrological analyses of raw materials;
  • Computer science and 3D survey;
  • Metadata and digital management in archaeology;
  • Ancient scientific instruments.


«The word metrology has a long tradition, deriving from the Greek word for measure. The knowledge about anything is complete only when it can be expressed in numbers and something is known about it. Measurements play a fundamental role in every field of investigation and present day scientific and technological progress has resulted from progress in the field of measurements.
Metrology, the science of measurements, includes all aspects both theoretical and practical with reference to measurements, whatever their uncertainty, and in whatever fields of science or technology they occur. Consequently the field of valorisation, characterisation and preservation of Cultural Heritage too is deeply related to the metrological issues for the collection, interpretation and validation of data collected with the different analytical, physical-chemical, mechanical techniques, digital technologies, new ICT tools, etc…
Measurements deriving from the large number of analytical methodologies and tools, molecular and elemental spectroscopic techniques, chemometrics, chemical reactivity and modeling, etc., nowadays available are of interest for the conference. Data on the impacts of natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors, the decaying pathways of the different materials in the surrounding environment, the development of new remediation processes as cleaning, consolidation, rehabilitation, etc., based on the chemical knowledge can be considered.»

All the information: 

Programme online for IPERION HS 1st Doctoral Summer School 13-16 July 2021


The announced IPERION HS Doctoral Summer School has released a draft  programme. Some members of PTI-PAIS will participate. Emilio Cano (CENIM)  will present his paper «In-situ electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for the study of metallic cultural heritage».

Download here the pdf of the programme.

An updated version will be released in June 2021.

Related news: 

IPERION HS 1st DSS – Programme online


New materials for the conservation of cultural heritage in concrete 23-24 April 2021


WHEN: April 23-24, 2021.

WHERE: Online.

The Italian/English and English/Italian translation will be available.

The Workshop is address to: 

  • Conservation Professionals.
  • Professional Councils.
  • Students of Universities.
  • Specialty Craftsman and Restorers in Concrete Heritage.
  • Public Administrations.
  • Researchers working in Cultural Heritage conservation.
  • Conservation products manufacturers.


  • certificate of participation will be issued at the end of the webinar.
  • Credits for the Order of Engineers will be granted only to members of the Province of Chieti.

19-23 April – IPERION HS – 1st Anual Meeting

The first annual meeting of IPERION HS is finnaly here.

The presentantions and workshops of the eight work packages while take place during all this week, from the 19th to the 23rd. There is also a public webinar the April 21st. You can learn more about the public webinar of HS Academy here:

Don’t forget to register yourself:
You can register here: «

I hope it is of your interest.



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Doctorate Summer School on Heritage Science – Registration Open

The 1st HS-DSS (Heritage Science Doctorate Summer School) will be held virtually from 13 July to 16 July 2021. It is aimed at providing examples of excellence in Heritage Science for conservation and collection care research and access. The HS-DSS will be taught online ( all sessions will be conducted in English) and comprise four intensive days of lectures and virtual study visits, during which participants will become acquainted with the multidisciplinary skills of the IPERION HS consortium and knowledge accumulated by the partners.

The registration has just recently opened.

For further information and the registration please, visit:

IPERION HS – Information and registration 

Job offer: Conservation Scientist for the Museum M+ in Hong Kong

Reporting to the Head, Conservation & Research, the successful candidate will work in the Analytical Science Lab in the Conservation Department and will be responsible for developing and implementing a conservation science program in support of research and understanding of the growing M+ Collections and their sustainable use, valuation and preservation.

You should possess a Ph.D. in chemistry or other physical science or equivalent combination of diploma with proven experienceConservator with a Master degree in conservation from a recognised college / university and with a proven experience in conservation science will also be considered.

– Also you should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a museum conservation science laboratory is required.

First opened gallery in 2017 of M+ museum on West Kowloon Cultural District

M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Detailed information about the requirements, the responsabilities and the application contact are inside this document here.

Interested in exploring some of the collections of the Museum? Check this beta version with +6.500 results.