3rd Colour Photography and Film: analysis, preservation, and conservation of analogue and digital materials

1st Call for papers

As we are sending you our warmest wishes for a peaceful and safe 2024, we are excited to announce the 1st Call for the 3rd international conference on “Colour Photography and Film: analysis, preservation, and conservation of analogue and digital materials” to take place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in September 2024 (Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September, 2024).

The first two editions of the conference, which were held at the end of March 2021 and mid September 2022, were a great success thanks to the approximately 140 participants and 50 presentations from several countries for the two events. These two occurrences made us understand the importance of such events in uniting the analogue and digital world with that of conservation of photographic materials and film. The presentations have been collected in two volumes (Volume 1, 2021; Volume 8, 2023) of the Research Culture and Science Books series (RCASB), which are available at the following link, free of charge:

At the request of many colleagues, the third conference will be organized in presence (but we are still working for having it in mixed mode, virtual and physical participation) during two days, 12-13 September 2024.

Contributors are encouraged to share their recent research and experiences on analogue and digital colour materials. Highlights on history, preservation, conservation, restoration, digital migration of colour photographs and film are particularly welcome, as are interdisciplinary views on how colour photography and film technologies have impacted society and culture.

Authors are invited to submit their abstracts only if they are committed to participating in the conference. Abstracts sent by e-mail will not be accepted; for submitting your abstracts, use the online system available at:

Please note that the deadline for submission is 31 March 2024.

More detailed information on the Conference will be available on the Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana del Colore conference website (

The Conference is organized by The Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana del Colore (Color Group – Italian Color Association), in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Eye Filmmuseum (Eye), the Istituto di Fisica Applicata “Nello Carrara” of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IFAC-CNR), and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (OPD).