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The “Pompeian House” of Prince Napoléon-Bonaparte during a theatrical performance, oil painting, Gustave Boulanger, 1861 (bpk / RMN – Grand Palais / Alexis Brandt)

COLOUR & SPACE
Interfaces of Ancient Architecture and Sculpture

Due to COVID-19 the conference will be held online

Please also note the change of date and time: November 10-13, 2020, 14:00 – ca. 19:00 CET

The 10th International Round Table on Polychromy in Ancient Sculpture and Architecture is hosted by the German Archaeological Institute Berlin and the Antikensammlung of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and it will be held remotely, from November 2020 10-13, 2020 (14:00 – 18/19:00 CET – detailed program coming soon).

The topic, “Colour & Space. Interfaces of Ancient Architecture and Sculpture”, is meant to foster the dialogue between scholars of ancient architecture and sculpture on various aspects of surfacing and colouring. A special focus will be on the interfaces and, for that matter, also the differences in the surface treatments of sculpture and architecture. At the same time, the Round Table on Polychromy wants to continue the established tradition of being a forum for latest research in the field of ancient polychromy (for details see the call for Papers).

The venue is open primarily to members of the International Polychromy Network and to colleagues from co-operating institutions but we also welcome experts from a wide range of fields (archaeologists, architects, art historians, scientists, conservators, curators, or other museum professionals) to whom the subject is of interest. The main focus is on the Classical world but submissions on relevant comparative studies from other time periods will also be considered.


Call for Papers (pdf)

Registration

Registration to participate in the online conference will be necessary. Please send an email to 10thpolychromyroundtable@gmail.com indicating your name and institutional affiliation

For further information please contact: 10thpolychromyroundtable@gmail.com

Scientific Committee

  • Brigitte Bourgeois, General Curator, Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF), Paris
  • Vinzenz Brinkmann, Professor, Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Goethe University of Frankfurt a.M., and Head of the Collection of Ancient Sculpture, Liebieghaus Frankfurt
  • Joanne Dyer, Colour Scientist, Department of Scientific Research, British Museum, London
  • Uta Hassler, Professor em., Department of Conservation and Historical Building Research, ETH Zurich
  • Paolo Liverani, Professor, Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo, University of Florence
  • Martin Maischberger, Deputy Director, Antikensammlung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Jan S. Østergaard, Former research curator, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
  • Ina Reiche, Research Director, Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
  • Stephan Zink, Researcher, Department of Building Archaeology, German Archaeological Institute Berlin

Organizers

  • Frederik Grosser, Research Assistant, Antikensammlung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Martin Maischberger, Deputy Director, Antikensammlung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Jan S. Østergaard, Former research curator, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
  • Katja Piesker, Head of the Department of Building Archaeology, German Archaeological Institute Berlin
  • Stephan Zink, Researcher, Department of Building Archaeology, German Archaeological Institute Berlin