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The “Pompeian House” of Prince Napoléon-Bonaparte during a theatrical performance, oil painting, Gustave Boulanger, 1861 (Musée d‘Orsay, Paris; Daniel Arnaudet/Wikimedia Commons)

COLOUR & SPACE
Interfaces of Ancient Architecture and Sculpture

The 10th International Round Table on Polychromy in Ancient Sculpture and Architecture will be held at the Museumsinsel in Berlin, from 11-13 November 2020. The meeting, jointly hosted by the German Archaeological Institute Berlin and the Antikensammlung of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, will take place at the Museum Island’s new James-Simon-Galerie.

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

For registration please send an email to 10thpolychromyroundtable@gmail.com indicating your name and institutional affiliation

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

Scientific Committee

Vinzenz Brinkmann, Professor, Institute of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bonn and Head of the collection of ancient sculpture, Liebighaus 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

Stephan Zink, Researcher, Department of Building Archaeology, German Archaeological Institute Berlin
Frederik Grosser, Research Assistant, Antikensammlung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Andreas Scholl, Director, Antikensammlung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Martin Maischberger, Deputy Director, Antikensammlung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Moritz Taschner, Curator, Antikensammlung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Philipp v. Rummel, General Secretary, German Archaeological Institute Berlin