HOW TO APPLY:
Application deadline for both workshops: May 30, 2014.
Participants per each individual workshop: 12 trainees.
The course-fee is funded by the POLITEIA research project. Travel, accommodation or subsistence expenses should be covered by the participants.
Optical technologies offer unique prospects as regards conservation and diagnostics in cultural heritage, yet their use in real-life conservation treatments is rather sporadic and far from routine, despite a number of brilliant applications, for example the Athens Acropolis conservation campaigns. Among the main reasons for the rare use of lasers in conservation practice is the lack of training opportunities.
OPTO-CH 2014 workshops’ main goal is to present advanced optical technologies in Cultural Heritage (CH) science and conservation to scientists and young conservation professionals within a training setting that will combine lectures from experts with practical hands-on experimental sessions that will enable participants to get a real feeling on how to use a number of advanced optical tools for analysis and characterisation of materials and surfaces.