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 the 2nd edition of “Colour Photography and Film: sharing knowledge of analysis, preservation, conservation, migration of analogue and digital materials” international conference in Florence (Italy) in September 2022 (September Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th 2022).

The first edition of the conference, which was held at the end of March 2021 and organized online due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19, was a great success thanks to the approximately 140 participants and 50 presentations. The first conference made us understand the importance of such an event and the strength of uniting the worlds of the restoration of photographic materials with that of film and, at the same time, the analogue and digital world. The works presented have been collected in the proceedings and in the first volume of the Research Culture and Science Books series (RCASB), which is free for readers and authors and available at the link

At the request of many colleagues, it was decided to organize the second edition in mixed mode (virtual and physical participation) on two days in mid-September 2022 in Florence.

Contributors are welcome to outline and 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 welcomed.

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 EasyChair system available from December 15th 2021 at:

All the information on how to submit the abstracts will be available on the Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana del Colore conference website on December 10st 2021. Furthermore, information on abstracts’ submission will be reported in the 2nd call by the end of December 2021.


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