Live streaming of Conference avaiable here.

Final program and Poster list available.

Book of Abstracts Available


Dear Colleagues,

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, 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

Special issue in COLOUR RESEARCH and Application journal and e-Conservation journal. All details here.

Deadline for abstract submission extended to 8 May

Pintura Mural

Technical survey of 16th century mural painting from Alentejo region (photo Manuel Ribeiro)

Organized by:

Laboratorio HERCULES

Universidade de Evora

Universidade de Lisboa

Instituto de Historia de Arte - Faculdade de Letras

Governo de Portugal - Secretario de Estado da Cultura


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)

With the support of:

FundaƧao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia



ICOMOS Portugal


Fundacao Eugenio de Almeida