Colour Photography and Film: Sharing knowledge of analysis, preservation, conservation, migration of analogue and digital materials – 2021: Conference Proceedings


Marcello Picollo
Barbara Cattaneo
Opificio delle Pietre Dure
Filippo Cherubini
Veronica Marchiafava
Gruppo del Colore - Associazione Italiana Colore


Photography, Film, preservation, conservation, digital migration


The Gruppo del Colore - Associazione Italiana Colore is a scientific and cultural non-profit organization with a multidisciplinary approach. Its aims are to promote science and culture of Color and Light, to spread scientific, technological, cultural and applicative knowledge about the cited disciplines, and to support matters of common interest between members in national and international contexts. In 2020, the Association added another instrument of cultural dissemination, in the form of a diamond open access book series, The Research Culture And Science Book series (RCASB), which is freely available to everyone.

The focus and scope of the series is multidisciplinary as RCASB publishes scientific books on specific fields. The aim of the book series is to encourage scientists, scholars, researchers and professionals to publish their experimental results and theoretical work in a comprehensive way, thus providing a forum for the exchange and sharing of scientific knowledge.

Since this volume is the first of many others to come, it was considered appropriate to begin with a very current topic, which is of vital importance for the study and conservation of contemporary artistic artefacts, such as color photographic and cinematographic materials, in both format analogue and digital. This volume consists of a collection of essays derived from presentations given at the International Conference on "Color Photography and Cinema: Sharing Knowledge of Analysis, Conservation, Conservation, Migration of 'analogue and digital materials" organized in March 2021 by the Gruppo del Colore - Italian Color Association in collaboration with the "Nello Carrara" Institute of Applied Physics of the National Research Council (IFAC-CNR) and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (OPD).

This conference was a unique event as the first international convening in which these topics were treated together. As such, it was an opportunity for discussion at an international level on various topics related to furthering the knowledge of color photographic and cinematographic objects from a historical, material and conservation point of view. It is our hope that this volume will contribute to disseminating to a wide audience the various issues relating to the material and conservation knowledge of these materials and that it contributes to deepening sensitivity towards treating these materials in museum and archive collections.

Photography and Film: Sharing knowledge of analysis, preservation, conservation, migration of analogue and digital materials – 2021, Book cover



11 August 2021


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