COLOURS2015: Bridging Science with Art

2015 is the UNESCO International Year of Light and light- based Technologies. To celebrate this event, we are pleased to announce the second edition of the international conference COLOURS2015: Bridging Science with Art, to be held in Évora University from 24 to 26 September.

The scope of COLOURS2015 is to:

  • Promote a forum between the several disciplines that study colour in its wide perspectives in art: chemistry and physics, physiology, psychology, archaeology, geology, history, history of art, architecture and conservation-restoration
  • Bringing together scientists from both analytical and conservation fields to discuss the most recent advances in technology applied to colour imaging, diagnosis and conservation-restoration of colour in cultural heritage

Conference topics:
1- Colour history and symbolism in cultural heritage
2- Colour materials and their origin
3- Colour deterioration: case studies in conservation and restoration
4- Science and technology applied to colour studies

Important Dates:

  • Call for Abstratcs - 9 February 2015
  • Abstracts submission deadline - 30 April 2015
  • Notification for authors - 31 May 2015
  • Early registration deadline - 31 July 2015
  • Preliminary Program - 31 June 2015
  • Registration deadline - 10 September 2015
  • Final program - 31 August 2015

COLOURS2015 is organized within the framework of project FCT PTDC/CPC-EAT/4769/2012 entitled PRIM'ART_Portugal Rediscovering Mural Art: Historical and scientific study of Évora Archepiscopate ( 1516-1615)


De 24.09.2015 a 25.09.2015
Colégio do Espirito Santo, Évora University