15 May 2015
Invited by the Institute of Heritage Theory and Conservation of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, we organized a workshop on the laser cleaning of historic objects for students of the post-diploma program in historic architecture theory and conservation.
The workshop began with a presentation entitled “Illuminating art. Laser applications in heritage and art conservation”, which was intended to familiarize the students with the basics of laser technology and the range of its applications in conservation. As a follow-up, practical training was delivered in cleaning various substrates, including vitrified pottery, unvitrified pottery, porcelain, sandstone, and marble.
The workshop was enthusiastically received by the students, who asked dozens of questions. The spectacular cleaning effects, which they were able to observe “live,” surpassed their expectations.