Dear Colleagues,

After three editions of the International Meeting on Retouching of Cultural Heritage in Porto, Portugal, and the 4th edition in Split, Croatia, the RECH5 will take place at Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo", Scuola di Conservazione e Restauro dei Beni Culturali, Urbino, in Italy, on18th-19st October 2019.

With over 150 attendees, the RECH Biennial Meeting is one of the largest educational and scientific events in Retouching field, an ideal venue for conservators and scientists to present their research results about retouching. The main focus will be to promote the exchange of ideas, concepts, terminology, methods, techniques and materials applied during the retouching process in different areas of conservation: mural painting, easel painting, sculpture, graphic documentation, architecture, plasterwork, photography, contemporary art, among others.

This Meeting aims to address retouching by encouraging papers that contribute to a deeper understanding of this final task of the conservation and restoration intervention.

The main theme embraces the concepts of retouching, the criteria and limits in the retouching process, the bad retouching impact on heritage and their technical and scientific developments.


The official language of the conference is English.

Dates to remember

Deadline for abstractsMay 15th, 2019
Notification of outcome May 31th, 2019
Deadline for full paperNovember 30th, 2019
Deadline for registrationOctober 13th, 2019
ConferenceOctober 18th-19th, 2019

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