Laser cleaning for metal cleaning
Participants will learn about the physics of what happens during laser cleaning treatments, important safety protocols, and the general benefits of using environmentally friendly precise laser cleaning as an alternative to chemical or abrasive methods. Effective applications as well as its limitations of laser technology will be discussed.
During the live laser cleaning portion of the workshop a variety of cleaning results, based on the laser parameters chosen, will be demonstrated on metal and stone samples. Participants are welcome to bring their own samples for laser cleaning tests.
Objects conservator Bartosz Dajnowski has an MS from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Masters Program in Art Conservation. He has been using, researching, servicing, and repairing a variety of lasers in art and architecture conservation for over 15 years and studied laser applications, programming, and engineering at the Military University of Technology – Institute of Optoelectronics in Warsaw, Poland. He is Vice Director of “the Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio”, Inc. and co-founder and president of G.C. Laser Systems Inc., a company that specializes in designing and manufacturing laser systems for art conservation. Bartosz invented and patented the GC-1 Laser cleaning system and has engineered laser cleaning solutions for a variety of applications worldwide.
Coordinator: Michaela Florescu, metal conservator
Speaker: Bartosz Dajnowski, Objects conservator, co-founder and president of G.C. Laser Systems Inc.
Translator: live translation will be available.
Public concerned: metal conservators
Dates: September 16th, 17th and 18th
Duration: 3 days
Venue: Inp, Aubervilliers
Maximum of participants: 14
Fee: 870 €
Registration form to send to firstname.lastname@example.org - Institut national du patrimoine département des restaurateurs – 124, rue Henri Barbusse 93300 Aubervilliers.