Conference-workshop: Icons in the Making

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Monday, 25 January, 2021 to Tuesday, 26 January, 2021
Monday, 1 June, 2020 - 00:00

The conference-workshop Icons in the making has been rescheduled to January 25 and 26, 2021.

This conference-workshop invites art historians, conservators and conservation scientists to collectively analyse how visual effects in icons are created by the accumulation of layers, which, visible or invisible, participate fully in their final appearance. How to bring into dialogue different methods of analysis, historical, stylistic, iconographic and material, in order to understand the emergence of forms and the processes of creation?

This conference-workshop will be held at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art with the support of the Musée du Louvre, the Petit-Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris and the Directorate of Conservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments-Hellenic Ministry of Culture.

The deadline for the proposals for papers has also been postponed to June 1st 2020. Proposals should be sent to Sigrid Mirabaud ( and Claire Bosc-Tiessé ( in the form of an abstract of no more than 2000 characters, and should be accompanied by a short one-page CV. Interdisciplinary two-voice communications are strongly encouraged.