Laser Cleaning Workshop
This workshop is cancelled/postponed du to the Corona virus situation. Further information will be posted when we know more. Studio Västsvensk Konservering will be hosting a 1-day workshop on laser cleaning by Dr Martin Cooper of Lynton Lasers Ltd. The workshop will include basic theory of laser cleaning, laser safety and a practical session. There will also be a lecture on laser cleaning of gilded surfaces by Dr Malgorzata Sawicki, Head of Frames Conservation at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
This workshop is cancelled/postponed du to the Corona virus situation. Further information will be posted when we know more.
You will have the opportunity to use Lynton Lasers’ Compact Phoenix system, a small portable Q-switched NdYAG laser cleaning system ideal for workshop or small-scale site work. The workshop will focus on the use of the NdYAG laser for cleaning sculptures and objects. It is aimed at conservators with little or no previous experience of laser cleaning – but who are keen to learn how to apply this technology to artwork conservation.You are welcome to bring your own objects or samples to test on – in general, as with all methods of cleaning, some things work and some don’t but it’s all potentially useful experience !
Lynton Lasers is a UK-based company which has been working closely with conservators around the world for over twenty-five years. Dr Martin Cooper started working with laser cleaning systems in conservation in the early 1990s. He spent twenty years working as a conservation scientist at National Museums Liverpool before moving to Lynton in 2013 to head up its conservation division.
For further information about the Compact Phoenix system or laser cleaning please contact Dr Martin Cooper at Lynton Lasers ( email@example.com ) or visit : www.conservationlasers.com.
Dr Malgorzata Sawicki is Head of Frames Conservation at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. She has mentored and trained many students in gilded objects/frames conservation and shared her research and expertise on gilding conservation through publishing widely and contributing to conferences and workshops in Australia and Overseas. She has contributed to the profession nationally and internationally including as founder and first convenor of the AICCM Gilded Objects Conservation Special Interest Group, 1996–2001, and Coordinator of the ICOM-CC Wood, Furniture, and Lacquer Working Group, 2008–2014.
www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au, www.conservationlasers.com, www.conservation.gu.se/, www.svk.com
09 :30 – 12 :00 Theory of laser cleaning with a NdYAG laser; case studies; laser safety, Dr Martin Cooper
12 :00 – 13 :00 Lunch
13 :00 – 16 :00 Practical laser cleaning session. Participants will be divided into groups of 6 (maximum). Each group will have the opportunity to take part in a practical session with the laser and attend a special lecture on laser cleaning of gilded objects by Dr Sawicki. There will also be a chance to have a guided tour around the SVK studios.
The cost of the workshop is SEK 2000 ( excl. VAT ) including lunch, and places are strictly limited.
We start with coffee at 9 :00 AM and then begin at 9 :30 AM. The day ends at 4 :00 PM.
For registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the following information :
RSVP the 10th of March !
For further information please contact :
Sara Roberts, SVK, email@example.com