The Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana del Colore (Color Group – Italian Color Association), in collaboration with the Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IFAC-CNR) and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (OPD), organize an international conference on "Colour Photography and Film: sharing knowledge of analysis, preservation, conservation, migration of analogue and digital materials" in Florence (Italy) at the end of March 2021 (tentatively, March Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th 2021).
The idea of the organizers to launch a conference on the state of the art of contemporary photography was born with the Italian research project called Memoria Fotografica (https://www.ifac.cnr.it/images/stories/libri/archivio/BOOK/Memoria-fotografica.pdf), which started in 2019.
A growing international interest in visual memory, its results and issues related to preservation, conservation, investigation, transmission and use are going to be fundamental topics, as we emerge from the current crisis
Contributors are welcome to outline and share their recent research and experiences on analogue and digital materials. Highlights on preservation, conservation, restoration, digital migration of colour photographs and film are particularly welcomed.
Authors are invited to submit their papers only if they are committed in participating in the conference. Papers sent by e-mail will not be accepted; for submitting your papers use the online EasyChair system available from June 1st 2020 at:
All information on how to submit the abstracts will be sent with the 2nd call by July 2020