Przedmiescie Dubieckie, Poland
Przedmiescie Dubieckie, Poland

Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw is a public university of visual and applied arts located in the Polish capital. The Academy traces its history back to the Department of Arts founded at the Warsaw University in 1812. As a separate institution it was founded in 1844 during the Partitions of Poland. In an upgrade in 1904 it was named the Warsaw School of Fine Arts; and in 1932 it received recognition as an Academy. Wikipedia.

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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2014-ETN | Award Amount: 3.81M | Year: 2015

The importance of European cultural heritage has been generally acknowledged. A significant part of this heritage, however, modern and contemporary art, runs a great risk of getting lost for future generations, because it is particularly difficult to preserve. Proper care requires resolving fundamental questions concerning the identity and authenticity of modern and contemporary artworks and the consequences for their conservation, rethinking historically grown professional distinctions as those between the curator and the conservator, re-organizing the institutional ecosystem, and establishing frameworks for international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and training collaboration. The aim of this Marie Curie Innovative Training Network is to educate a new generation of professional curators, conservators and academic researchers who are properly equipped to face these challenges. The key notion guiding the research and training programmes will be the notion of reflective practice. Starting from the theoretical framework of practice theory, the research programme will investigate conservation practices through the comparative analysis of their impact on modern and contemporary artworks biographies. The training programme will focus on the development of a reflective professional attitude, which is a pre-requisite in this increasingly complex and collaborative field.

Garbacz H.,Warsaw University of Technology | Fortuna-Zalesna E.,Warsaw University of Technology | Marczak J.,Military University of Technology | Koss A.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | And 4 more authors.
Applied Surface Science | Year: 2011

The paper presents the results of laser cleaning of the archaeological metal objects using two time widths of pulsed laser radiation, which are around 150 μs and around 120 ns. Two archaeological objects made of copper alloys were studied: a bow and a ring. Both objects came from a cemetery which is located in the garden complex of Wilanow Palace in Warsaw and are dated from XII to XIII century. The bow and bronze ring had ornamental longitudinal grooving and were part of burial jewellery. The materials of which these artefacts were made of, as well as corrosion products on these objects, were studied by using a variety of analytical techniques. The phase composition of the corrosion layers was determined by using Raman spectroscopy. The surface topography as well as the chemical composition of the deposits and cleaned surfaces were investigated. The samples were examined using scanning electron microscopes equipped with EDS. The investigations included observations in SE and BSE modes and point analyses of the chemical composition by EDS. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

PubMed | Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Military University of Technology and Nicolaus Copernicus University
Type: Review | Journal: Sensors (Basel, Switzerland) | Year: 2016

The main tasks of conservators of artworks and monuments are the estimation and analysis of damages (present condition), object conservation (cleaning process), and the protection of an object against further degradation. One of the physical methods that is becoming more and more popular for dirt removal is the laser cleaning method. This method is non-contact, selective, local, controlled, self-limiting, gives immediate feedback and preserves even the gentlest of relief - the trace of a paintbrush. Paper presents application of different, selected physical sensing methods to characterize condition of works of art as well as laser cleaning process itself. It includes, tested in our laboratories, optical surface measurements (e.g. colorimetry, scatterometry, interferometry), infrared thermography, optical coherent tomography and acoustic measurements for on-line evaluation of cleaning progress. Results of laser spectrometry analyses (LIBS, Raman) will illustrate identification and dating of objects superficial layers.

Kwiatkowska J.,Tallinn University | Szostek A.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | Lamas D.,Tallinn University
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Year: 2014

It is undoubted that design is of great importance for companies at present. Therefore, an increasing number of companies decide to align their offerings with user needs and desires and deliver recognized design values in final products or services. Nevertheless, the role of business is to deliver profitable products or services, which bring return on investment as well as meet other company requirements. Although a high interest in design deliverables might be distinguished, in practice design values tend to fall behind business decisions and overall low awareness of user needs can be observed throughout the company. Finally, there is the gap between the design and business. This article describes work in progress aimed at investigating and systematizing the understanding of the gaps between the design and business. On the basis of the literature review and conducted interviews it identifies relevant research gaps and questions that would benefit future scholarly attention. Copyright 2014 ACM..

Gorecka K.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | Skllodowski M.,Polish Institute of Fundamental Technological Research | Pawllowski P.,Polish Institute of Fundamental Technological Research | Szpor J.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | Arendarski H.,Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow
Advanced Materials Research | Year: 2013

Paper discusses large size canvas paintings stretching methods, deformations and damages specific for large canvas resulting from an incorrect stretching. The case study of M. H Loder's painting "Adoration of the Magi" (XVIII c.) from the cathedral Saint - Aubain in Namur (Belgium) is presented. Analysis of the preservation state of a wooden stretcher construction and its functionality was an important step in development of the program of conservation work. The painting is exhibited 5,5 m above the floor and has a unique shape, as the wooden stretcher frame is adjusted to the round apse walls. Thus usual direct inspection was difficult due to poor access to the reverse side of the painting. Preliminary conclusions on the construction and preservation state of the stretcher frame were drawn on the basis of a thorough inspection of the painting surface. Actual shape of the painting and stretcher's dimensions were measured with a laser scanner. More information concerning the stretcher frame construction was obtained from a simple micro-camera system combined with LED lighting introduced from the canvas reverse side. © (2013) Trans Tech Publicutions, Switzerland.

Kwiatkowska J.,Tallinn University | Szostek A.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | Lamas D.,Tallinn University
Proceedings of the NordiCHI 2014: The 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational | Year: 2014

The article describes a case study conducted in collaboration with a Polish mobile provider. The goal of the study was to design a means to support business experts in aligning their requirements and user needs at an early stage of the design process of a mobile service offering. The described approach is proposed as a new way of mediating business and user requirements for complex services. Copyright 2014 ACM.

Kwiatkowska J.,Tallinn University | Szostek A.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | Lamas D.,Tallinn University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2014

This paper focuses on ways of supporting business in staying focused on the identified design values throughout the entire product or service development process. Based on literature review we propose design artefacts as business decision prompts. This consideration is used to structure and discuss probes artefacts as business decision prompts. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

Wrzesniewska-Tosik K.,University of Lodz | Marcinkowska M.,University of Lodz | Niekraszewicz A.,University of Lodz | Potocka D.A.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | And 2 more authors.
Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe | Year: 2011

A new unique technology is presented, developed for manufacturing fibrous composites based on keratin from chicken feathers, with a content up to 70%. The technology was developed in order to obtain composites in the form of paper-like products containing almost 100% waste materials. Besides keratin, cotton linters, synthetic fibres and a resin were used during the experiments. The technology is based on paper manufacturing from pure cellulose pulp. The article describes the processing, structure properties and application of the new composites. One application of the composites confirmed by the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw - as a paper-like product for artistic painting - is presented.

Gorecka K.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | Rzeszutek A.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2015

The principal rule of the conservation process is an individual approach to every piece of art. Easel paintings are varying regarding their forms (shape), technique and technology and behave differently in various conditions. In order to carry out initial researches of the particular object several noninvasive analyzes are performed. However, none of these methods give information about geometric shape of the object and metric analysis of its surface. This gap in the field of initial optical analysis, may be filled with optical 3D scanning. From conservators' point of view, we may say that a laser scanner slowly becomes an indispensable and daily work tool in the diagnosis and conservation methodology of the canvas paintings. © 2015 SPIE.

The paper discusses the necessity of comprehensive approach to a monument on the example of the conservation work carried out in the Saint Anne’s academic church in Warsaw. It is important to save the material substance together with the cultural context of the object, which requires full understanding of its iconography and religious content. Saint Anne’s church was built on the slope of the Vistula river in the XVth century. It was a temple of the Friars Minor Order. From the beginning such a location of the building caused a lot of construction problems. The necessity of recent rescue works (in 2013) in the nave of the church was an opportunity for conservation and restoration of the polychrome decoration, dating from the XVIIIth century, created by one of the monks, Valenty Zebrowski. The works on the construction became an occasion to carry out researches on the technique and technology of the paintings, as well as on their iconographic and religious message. During conservation works, the iconography of the scenes was correctly interpreted, repaintings were removed and missing pieces of the original composition reconstructed in a new way. © 2016, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved.

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