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Printing Colour 1700-1830: Discoveries, Rediscoveries and Innovations in the Long Eighteenth Century

Following from Printing Colour 1400-1700, this conference will be the first interdisciplinary assessment of Western colour printmaking in the long eighteenth century. It will bring together researchers, curators, special collections librarians, printers, printmakers, cataloguers, conservators, art historians, book historians, digital humanities practitioners, scientists, and others who care for colour-printed material, seek to understand them, or use them in research. The discussion will encompass all media, techniques, and functions, from fashion to fine art, wallpaper to scientific communication. The programme includes papers, posters, private views of eight collections, as well as reception at Senate House, London.

Martin Andrews (University of Reading), Sidney Berger (Simmons College), Andrew Bush (National Trust), Juliet Carey (Waddesdon Manor), Dionysia Christoforou (Rijksmuseum), Michèle Cloonan (Simmons College), Rob Dixon (;, Margaret Morgan Grasselli (National Gallery of Art), Lea Hagedorn (Herzog August Library), Geert-Jan Janse (University of Utrecht), Corinne Le Bitouzé (Bibliothèque nationale de France), Sarah Lowengard (The Cooper Union), Manon van der Mullen (Rijksmuseum), Chiara Palandri (National Library of Norway), Michael Phillips (University of York), Claudia-Alexandra Schwaighofer, Benedetta Spadaccini (Ambrosiana), Ad Stijnman (Leiden University), Zalina Tetermazova (Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts), Simon Turner (Hollstein)

Wendy Andrews (Cambridge University), Rob Banham (Reading), Jake Benson (Leiden), Phillippa Mapes (English Heritage), Alice Nicoliello, Robin Rider (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies), Ad Stijnman (Leiden), Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset (Versailles), Evelyn Wöldicke (Stiftung Brandenburger Tor)

British Museum (Elizabeth Savage), Courtauld Institute of Art (Rachel Sloan, Courtauld), Rob Dixon (Rob Dixon), Senate House Library (Tansy Barton), Roger Smith (Roger Smith), St Bride Foundation (Ad Stijnman), Typography Department, University of Reading (Rob Banham), V&A (Liz Miller), Wellcome Library (Julia Nurse & William Schupbach)

This event is sponsored by a major conference grant from the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. It is also sponsored by the British Academy, Bibliographical Society, Institute of English Studies, Senate House Library, and Wellcome Collection.

Conference: 10–11 April 2018 (Senate House, London)
Private views: 12 April 2018 (British Museum, Courtauld Institute of Art, Rob Dixon, Senate House Library, Roger Smith, St Bride Library, V&A, Wellcome Collection)
Keynotes: Margaret Morgan Graselli (National Gallery of Art) and Martin Andews (Reading)
Convenors: Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies) and Ad Stijnman (Leiden University)

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