Main content


Call for Abstracts: Tempera Painting Conference

Call for contributions for a conference on Tempera Painting

The conference focuses on Tempera painting between 1800 and 195:0 Experiments and innovations from the Nazarene movement to abstract art and is due to take place 15th-17th March 2018. Hosted by the Doerner Institut, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Munich and Funded by VolkswagenStiftung and IPERION CH, the conference aims to explore the revival of tempera painting between 1800 and 1950 from the perspectives of art history, technical art history, conservation and material analysis. In the 19th century, the defining feature of tempera paints was their water-miscibility – a characteristic that clearly separated them from oil paints. In the first half of the 20th century, this use of the term was extended by some scholars and artists to every mixture of aqueous and non-aqueous binding media.

They invite art historians, technical art historians, conservators, and conservation and academic scientists to submit abstracts in English, of maximum 500 words, for lectures or posters. They must contain the title, name(s) of author(s) and indicate the kind of contribution intended (lecture or poster). All contributions will be held in English. Help for translations of lecture manuscripts can be provided on request. Please send the abstracts together with a short biography (max 100 words) by 31 May 2017 to They intend to publish all lectures and posters as postprints.

Click here for the full call for contributions.

Tempera Conference Website.

Lead Image: Public Domain


You must be logged in to comment,


The views expressed in these comments are the views of the individual and do not reflect the views of The Institute of Conservation. Any comments containing inappropriate language or copyright material will be removed.

Twitter feed Follow us


View all

Water Washing Stone War Memorials


Reasons for Cleaning Stone War Memorials


Cleaning Stone War Memorials with Biocides


Chemical Cleaning Stone War Memorials


A Heritage Adventure: Cannon Conservation on the Isles of Scilly


How to Protect Against Clothes Moths