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Back to the past: from the study of paints to the study of finishes - The 8th International Architectural Finishes Research Conference

An international conference on finishes of built heritage, organized by the Low Countries

From May 29 through 1 June 2024, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) will host the Architectural Finishes Research Conference in Amsterdam. We will do so in collaboration with renowned partners on this subject in the Low Countries: Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium/Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique(KIK/IRPA), SRAL -The Conservation Institute, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and University of Amsterdam.

The general aim of the conference is to provide an international platform for professional researchers specialized in finishes of built heritage. Whilst exchanging new developments in the interpretation, preservation, documentation and management of historical finishes, common grounds are sought which lead to mutual understanding between the various participants. Thus creating a professional and strong cohesive global Architectural Paint and Finishes Research community.

Date and time
29 May 2024 00:00 - 01 June 2024 00:00
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

Call for Abstracts

The 8th International Architectural Finishes Research Conference organizing committee is sending out a call for papers and posters for its next meeting in Amsterdam, May 29- June 1, 2024. Submissions are invited from specialists dealing with AFR and advanced students.

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