MUNCH2022 Conference - Understanding Munch and the Art at the Turn of the Centuries between the Museum and the Laboratory

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Monday, 21 March, 2022 to Wednesday, 23 March, 2022
Saturday, 15 January, 2022 - 23:59

The MUNCH museum and HERCULES Centre from University of Evora, Portugal are pleased to announce the MUNCH2022 international conference - UNDERSTANDING MUNCH AND THE ART AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURIES, BETWEEN THE MUSEUM AND THE LABORATORY to be held in Oslo, between 21st and 23rd 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 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 oral 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:

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail in Word format, before 15th January 2022 to:

The accepted oral presentations should not be longer than 15 minutes including time for questions. The presentations should be done in English.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed, and papers for 2 Special Issues will be peer-reviewed and selected after the conference.

The Registration Fee for in presence participants includes all scientific sessions, conference materials, coffee breaks and Welcome cocktail. For those registering for the online participation, the Book of Abstracts will be made available as pdf copy and sent by email.

Deadline for confirmation of participation: 1st February 2022.