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Basic information

7th interdisciplinary ALMA conference focused on research, technology, history and conservation/restoration of the fine art

Topic: The Colour Theme

Date: 16th – 18th October 2019

Venue: University Library in Bratislava, Slovakia

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Guidelines for presenters

Guidelines for authors of contributions to Acta Artis Academica 2019

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Organizing institutions

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava – Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology

University Library in Bratislava

Academy of Fine Arts in Prague

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava

Composition of Organizing and International Program Committees

Conference focus

Colour, and the manipulation of colour to express distance, importance, and emotions are an essential component of almost every form of fine arts. Indeed, the history of art is inseparable from the history of colours since they have always represented one of the key elements in this field. Their use dates back to the Antiquity until today undergoing to several changes according their preparation, application, conservation etc. This conference is going to focus on interdisciplinary role of the colours in the field of the fine arts encompassing several aspects such as (i) making colours (origin, provenance and ways of their production) (ii) understanding colours (via perception, chemical analysis and the painting technique evolution), (iii) changing colours (covering all aspects of degradation and the role of patina) and, finally, (iv) restoring colours – from local retouches to reconstructions (also including the virtual ones).

Invited speakers

Margriet van Eikema Hommes / Delft University of Technology, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

Polonca Ropret / Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia

Irina Petroviciu / Romanian National History Museum Bucharest

Cristina Serendan / National University of Arts Bucharest

Marcin Kozarzewski / Monument Service, Michalowice

Andrea Urlandová / Fakulta architektúry STU v Bratislave

Important deadlines

Call for abstracts and registration: OPEN

Abstract submission: For posters only

Decision of acceptance: 5th August 2019

Regular registration (80 EUR, 30 EUR for students): 15th September 2019

Late registration (100 EUR): after 15th September 2019

Date of the conference: 16th – 18th October 2019

Full-paper submission for to be published in the conference proceedings Acta Artis Academica 2019: 31th January 2020

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