Dear Colleagues,

After three editions of the International Meeting on Retouching of Cultural Heritage in Porto, Portugal, the 4th edition in Split, Croatia, and the 5th edition in Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo", in Italy, the RECH6, this year will take place virtually on 4th to 6th November 2021 RECH6 is a collaboration between the RECH Group and the Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio (IRP) of the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain.

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. This Meeting will discuss real-life approaches on retouching, focusing on practical solutions and on sharing experiences.


Virtual conference.


The official language of the conference is English.

Dates to remember

ConferenceNovember 4th-6th, 2021
Deadline for Abstracts SubmissionJune 30th, 2021
Notification of outcomeJuly 25th, 2021
Each accepted oral communication/poster must have at least one author with full registration August 20th, 2021
Early Registration Until September30th, 2021
Late Registration From October 1, 2021
Deadline for full paperDecember 31th, 2021

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