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Conference registration

Two possible ways for registering to the conferece:

1) In our registration system you can register to the conference, upload the abstract and corresponding file. All abstracts should follow authors' guidelines that could be found below. Please visit our registration system here.
(We still accept late abstracts for poster presentation only).

2) Please, fill in the "offline" registration form and send it to the Conference e-mail


Authors’ guidelines for preparing the abstract

We accept the abstracts in Czech, Slovak or English language versions. Abstract must be submitted in the *doc or *docx format and its lenght should not exceed 1 A4 page.
The Word document should include the title of contribution, the names of all authors including their affiliations, contact address and e-mail of presenting author, the actual text of the abstract and possibly also up to 1 image and/or references, if everything fits on one page of A4 format. It is mandatory to use Times New Roman font, size 12, spacing 1.15 and page margins of 2.5 cm.

In submitted contributions, methodological novelties or unconventional research approaches to the analysis of painted artworks* should be presented with the accent on the role of time-depending processes affecting the object‘s quality, originality, authenticity and state of preservation. All contributions must conform to one of the following topics:

1) Degradation phenomena (the topic includes the processes of corrosion, weathering and chemical interactions with particular attention given to those influencing durability and aesthetic quality of painted objects; reflecting the extent of secondary changes the question of identity, changes of conceptual contents and understanding of the artwork can be discussed)

2) Unclear history: historical vs. analytical facts (the topic includes the questions, how can analytical information complement, clarify, or dispute the literary evidence and how the „life story“ of each object can be understood by critical comparison of historical and analytical data; determination of the dates of creation, which can often be specified only through comparative studies of art techniques, materials availability and technological evolution)

3) Unclear future: conservation of modern and contemporary art (the topic includes problems of durability and restoration/conservation of objects of modern and contemporary art as one of the key questions of present days)

*The term „painted artworks“ here includes easel and panel paintings, wall paintings, polychrome statues, illuminated manuscripts, painted objects of applied arts (on any support) and all related/alternative technologies to painting, as, e.g., printing, dyeing, glazing etc.)

Conference fees:

Early-bird registration (before 30 April 2017):

  •   75 EUR / 2000 CZK (regular participants)
  •   50 EUR / 1400 CZK (students)

Regular registration (after 30 April 2017):

  • 100 EUR / 2600 CZK (regular participants)
  •   70 EUR / 1800 CZK (students)

Conference fee includes participation at the conference and preceded CrysAC workshop, book of abstracts, excursion guide, refreshments within coffee breaks, free entry to expositions of the Moravian Gallery in Brno within extended opening hours, discount on the conference proceedings (Acta Artis Academica 2017)

Extra fees:
Conference dinner with live music (1 June 2017):                                      18 EUR / 500 CZK
Post-conference field trip (3 June 2017):                                                      25 EUR / 700 CZK
CrysAC workshop only for non-participants* (31 May 2017):                    50 EUR / 1400 CZK
(*only for those who will not participate at the conference)