The RAA conferences promote Raman spectroscopy and play an important role in the increasing field of its application in Art and Archaeology.  The RAA is an established biennial international event. It brings together studies from diverse areas and represents dedicated work on the use of this technique in connection to the fields of art-history, history, archaeology, palaeontology, conservation and restoration, museology, degradation of cultural heritage, archaeometry, etc.

Furthermore, the development of new instrumentation, especially for non-invasive measurements, has received a great attention in the past years.

These prominent, international events have a long tradition. Previously they were held in London (2001), Ghent (2003), Paris (2005), Modena (2007), Bilbao (2009) and Parma (2011).

RAA conferences are highly regarded within the community of Raman spectroscopy, in art and archaeology, and other disciplines to which Raman spectroscopy can provide a useful input. A consistently high standard is maintained in the selection of sessions and papers for these events. Further evidence for the quality of the contributions at these meetings is demonstrated by their publication in several  subsequent special issues of Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.

The next RAA congress, RAA 2013, will be held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from the 2nd to 6th of September, 2013 at the conference halls of the Ljubljana Castle, organised by The Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia.

Contact RAA 2013 office