Dear Raman enthusiasts,

We warmly welcome you to the 11th edition of the International Conference on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology (RAA2023). 

After the global pandemic, the RAA conference is resuming its activities with passion and eagerness for new Raman adventures.  For that, we are more than happy to invite you to participate to the RAA2023 conference hosted by the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum, located in the heart of Athens, Greece, in collaboration with Ghent University, Belgium.

The 11th edition of the RAA conference will, also include a two-day Raman spectroscopy training school, ideal for students and early career researchers. 

The RAA conferences are promoting Raman spectroscopy, its advances and applications, in the fields of art research and archaeological studies. Special attention is given to in-field and on-site Raman spectroscopy research, thus promoting the non-invasive and non-destructive character of the technique.

Since the very first RAA conference, organized in London in 2001, followed by the one in Ghent (2003) and then in Paris (2005), Modena (2007), Bilbao (2009), Parma (2011), Ljubljana (2013), Wroclaw (2015), Évora (2017) and Potsdam (2019), these meetings were based on Raman spectroscopy and its ability to unravel the mysteries of the art and archaeology world. The gathering of scientists from humanities and natural sciences helped to build archaeometry bridges and connect people and disciplines. This ‘Raman in-art-and-archaeology’ tradition will certainly be exploited in September 2023 in Athens! 

The topics of the conference are covering a wide range of approaches, progresses and breakthroughs of Raman spectroscopy, applied to art and archaeology. Thus, some themes covering the above are suggested:

o    Laboratory research/sample manipulation
o    Mobile Raman spectroscopy
o    Developments on hardware and software
o    Raman spectroscopy and auxiliary techniques

On behalf of the organizing and the scientific committees, we kindly invite you to the 11th International Conference on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology (RAA2023) that will be held in one of the most historic capitals of Europe: in Athens, Greece.  


The Chairs

Dr. Anastasia Rousaki                                                                                                                                                             
Raman Spectroscopy Research Group                                                                                                   
Department of Chemistry, Ghent University                                                                                          
Ghent, Belgium


Dr. Eleni Kouloumpi                                                                                                                                                             
Laboratory of Physicochemical Research                                                                                                    
The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum                                                                                          
Athens, Greece