OPTICS FOR ARTS, ARCHITECTURE, AND ARCHAEOLOGY (EOM03)
18-21 June 2007
Conference Chairs: Costas Fotakis, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas/FORTH (Greece); Luca Pezzati, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata/INOA CNR (Italy); Renzo Salimbeni, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "N. Carrara"/IFAC CNR (Italy)
Programme Committee: John F. Asmus, University of California/San Diego (USA); Andreas Burmester, Doerner Institut (Germany); Marta Castillejo, Instituto de Quimica Fisica Rocasolano/CSIC (Spain); Alberto de Tagle, Instituut Collectie Nederland (Netherlands); Igor Gurov, Saint Petersburg State Univ./ITMO (Russia); Jana Kolar, Univ. v Ljubljani (Slovenia); Alexander J. Kossolapov, The State Hermitage Museum (Russia); Michel Menu, Ctr. de Recherche et des Restauration des Musees de France (France); David R. Saunders, The British Museum (United Kingdom); John Taylor, National Research Council (Canada)
Preservation of Cultural Heritage is a global concern for the world community. It supersedes specific national interests and requires wide and effective international cooperation. Science and technology have become fundamental tools in pursuing this task. Many novel technologies are being developed and used for documentation, study and preservation of works of art, archaeological sites, historical buildings and other artefacts belonging to the world's cultural patrimony. Among all the scientific techniques, optical methods play a central role in modern conservation laboratories and scholarly institutions. They are widely used both for non-invasive diagnostics and for conservation treatments. The significance of optical methods is firmly established and is characterized by the continuous development of innovative methods and new technological solutions that advance the knowledge and the level of preservation of Cultural Heritage.
Optical techniques, coupled to advanced information technologies, allow collecting of huge amounts of information on objects, and its storage in digital databases. Examples are multi-spectral imaging, 3D modelling, the digitization of artworks (books, statues, paintings, etc.) and the creation of digital archives and virtual museums. In all these fields, the interface with the real object is provided by data acquisition based on optical methods.
Important conservation projects of unique masterpieces frequently employ the use of different diagnostic techniques (optical and non-optical combined), resulting in the acquisition of large digital datasets, which need special methods to be successfully analyzed and studied. This research could be seen as a task for the information technology area, but it is important to note that a better exploitation of (or simply an efficient access to) these large digital datasets implies an extended use of data processing techniques which are typical for the optical analysis field.
This conference strives to present to the community of scientists and conservators, and to all who are also involved in this field, the most advanced techniques and case studies which use optical methods for diagnostics, documentations, study, conservation and restoration. We would also stress that we are giving a wider connotation to the expression "optical methods", including and considering a wide range of techniques that are very often complementary in the study of a work of art: from X-ray applications to IR, TeraHertz and microwave techniques. The instruments and methods employed may use passive and active detection schemes, various kinds of sensors (point, array, area) and radiation sources (lasers, LEDs, X-ray tubes, lamps).
Contributions are invited for, but not limited to, the following topics:
* imaging techniques and image processing
* 3D modelling and tomography: instruments and methods
* colour measurement and spectroscopic techniques
* digital holography and interferometric techniques
* combined techniques and data integration for diagnostics
* innovative components, sensors and devices
* laser interactions with cultural heritage materials
* use of new radiation sources for analysis.
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