MUNCH2022: international conference
MUNCH and the HERCULES Centre from University of Evora, Portugal are pleased to announce the MUNCH2022 international conference to be held in Oslo, 21-23 March 2022.
The conference will be held at MUNCH in Oslo, with the title: UNDERSTANDING MUNCH AND THE ART AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURIES, BETWEEN THE MUSEUM AND THE LABORATORY.
21-23 March 2022
This international conference is the final dissemination action of the research project: THE SCREAM - "Touchstone for Heritage Endangered by Salt Crystallization: a Research Enterprise on the Art of Munch" (2018-2022; FCT-ALT20-03-0145-FEDER-031577) funded by FCT in Portugal. A joint venture between the research conservation team of MUNCH and the group at the HERCULES Centre from Evora University in Portugal, the project brings into study 15 of the sketches Edvard Munch created for the mural paintings of Aula Magna at the University of Oslo.
The main aim of the conference is to create a platform of shared knowledge between Humanities and Applied Sciences, focusing on the art of Munch and of contemporary artists at the turn between centuries.
The themes to be addressed in the 6 proposed sessions are:
- S1: Art historical research on Munch and contemporaries
- S2: Modelling and technical art history research on modern painting materials
- S3: Conservation and restoration studies on modern paintings
- S4: Ageing and degradation mechanisms in modern painting materials
- S5: Historical art reference collections and their study
- S6: Museum education and digital innovation for dissemination of scientific research
The interdisciplinary and international context of the conference is underlined not only by the presence of recognized specialists in these fields of research but also by allowing the participation of a wide range of theoreticians and practitioners, including art historians, conservator-restorers as well as conservation scientists and museum educators.
You are welcome to submit abstracts for presentations or posters. When you submit your abstract specify in the email if you wish to do an oral presentation or a poster. The abstract template is available for download on the website of the conference, under Abstract submission.
Registration and more information can be found on the website of the conference.