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  • March 29, 2021 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The fifth invited speaker of the eight that have already been scheduled is from Milan and our Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana Colore member. We are honored to present Francesca Valan as one of the invited speakers of the 14th AIC Congress in Milan.She is an industrial designer specialized in the design of colors, materials and finishes (CMF Design). Francesca Valan has defined the Guidelines for the color plan of the city of Milan.

    She deals in particular with the world of children organizing training courses for schools and educational activities in art exhibitions, and designing the color of games and spaces for children. She will deliver a talk on “Color in industrial design”, which will present some examples aimed at showing how this activity not only gives a product the most suitable color, but also defines and reinforces the Brand Identity A short video by Francesca Valan dealing with its coming talk is available at link.

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  • January 25, 2021 12:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

         Newsletter January 2021

    AIC 14th Congress 2021

    This issue of the Newsletter brings you our wishes for an outstanding year as well as an essential information on the AIC 14th Congress Milan 2021: on January 5th the Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana Colore in agreement with the AIC has decided to organize the AIC 14th Congress online.

    The registration fee for the 5 days of the Congress has consequently been reduced.

    We remember taht the Call for papers is open and you are invited to submit your abstracts via EasyChair. Deadline submissions is March 31, 2021.

    A short video by Reiner Eschbach dealing with the color deficiencies starting from the fact the ‘color is not that simple’ is available at the following link.

    We are announcing two special sessions: ”ALL THE RECENT BOOKS ON COLOUR” and “LIGHT BEYOND COLOURS: THE NC-CIE ITALY”. 

    To date, five AIC National Groups, six Italian Associations and one Academic Institution have decided to patronage the 14th AIC Congress


  • December 18, 2020 7:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Co-Chairs: Verena M. Schindler (Switzerland) and Yulia A. Griber (Russia)

    Outcome of The International Conference of the Color Society of Russia1–5 December 2020, Smolensk State University:

    We would like to share with you the outcome of The International Conference of the Color Society of Russia (RUcolor2020), 1–5 December 2020, Smolensk State University. The Conference was funded by the Presidential Grant Foundation. We experienced an amazing time, exchanging research results on color in all its facets.

    RUcolor2020 – Online (The Second Russian Congress on Color) was supported by Smolensk State University; the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences; the Research and Education Center “Color Lab”; the AIC Study Group on Environmental Color Design; and, the publishing house “Soglasiye” in Moscow.

    We had a wonderful team that included:

    Prof. Dr. Olga Lavrenova

    Our special thanks go to Prof. Dr. Olga Lavrenova, RUcolor2020 Vice Chair of the Organizing Committee, who delivered the Opening Lecture and an Invited Talk. She is a Leading Researcher at the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN), the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, and, the GITR Film & Television School.

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vasilii Dvoinev

    As well, we enthusiastically thank our moderator who was at the forefront during all 5 conference days for his professionalism, friendliness and precision! Dr. Vasilii Dvoinev, RUcolor2020 Administrator of the Project, is Associate Professor of the Department for Sociology and Philosophy, Head of Sociological Research Laboratory at Smolensk State University.

    And we cannot thank enough the further members of our team:

    Anastasia Larchenko, M.A., Conference Interpreter;

    Alexey Delov, B.A. Student, Web Developer;

    Karina Tsygankova, B.A. Student, Web Developer;

    Tatiana Samoilova, PhD, Conference Network Engineer;

    Lyubov Puzyreva, PhD, Conference Editor;

    Ekaterina Skalka, PhD Student, Event Manager;

    Anastasia Razumnaya, M.A., Head of Press-Office.

    Vladimir Ustimenko, B.A. Student, Conference Designer, who gave our conference an identity with the creation of the logo;

    Nataliya Kibisova, Director, Smolensk Nuclear Energy Information Center,

    Pavel Derevyanko, Technical Specialist, Smolensk Nuclear Energy Information Center, who provided the room and the devices for Zoom and YouTube live streaming.

    Pavel Derevyanko, Technical Specialist, Smolensk Nuclear Energy Information Center, who provided the room and the devices for Zoom and YouTube live streaming.

    Our special thanks go to the Invited Speakers: 

    Axel Buether (Wuppertal, Germany): Assessment of the psychological and medical effects of the environmental factors colour and light on patients and staff in the department of intensive-care medicine.

    Yuri Burykin (Surgut, Russia): Computer stabilometrics in assessing the postural stability of individuals in the visual perception of color information.

    Jose Luis Caivano (Buenos Aires, Argentina): Color order systems, color mixtures and the role of cesia.

    Enrique del Acebo Ibáñez (Buenos Aires, Argentina): Antarctica as the white continent: Color, values and magic.
    Balaganapathi Devarakonda (Dehli, India): Colour symbolism in Indian Tradition.
    Andrey Vladimirovich Efimov (Moscow, Russia): The theory of urban color environment.

    Domicele Jonauskaite (Lausanne, Switzerland): Colour-emotion associations in trichromatic and dichromatic participants: The role of conceptual mechanisms.
    Vladimir Leopoldovich Kagansky (Moscow, Russia): Colorful body and uncolorful colorless: two poles of semiotic systems.

    Olga Lavrenova (Moscow, Russia): «Mountains with the color of roses and honey»: coloristic semantics of the cultural landscape; and, Philosophy of color and light in the Roerich's creative heritage.
    Jean-Philippe Lenclos, (Paris, France): Colour Design and “The Geography of Colour”.
    Natalya Panova, (Moscow, Russia): From color theory to practice in architectural design.
    Verena M. Schindler (Zollikon, Switzerland): The philosophy of colour in the French period of environmental colour design.

    Nicolay Viktorovich Serov (Saint-Petersburg, Russia): Color and “colors” of dye.

    Juan Serra Lluch (Valencia, Spain): Evidences about warm and cool colors in interior architecture for the elderly.

    Mikhail Yuryevich Shishin (Barnaul, Russia): Semantic color analysis in Mongolian art culture.

    As well, we warmly thank all the 182 authors for their interesting, constructive and instructive presentations. We greatly enjoyed hearing about your color research!

    You may have listened to the talks either in the Zoom room or on YouTube. If you missed the presentations, on YouTube you can still experience the five-day conference – a video, a day. 

    Click on the links below to activate the video for each separate day and enjoy the talks!

    Dec 1, 2020:

    Dec 2, 2020:

    Dec 3, 2020:

    Dec 4, 2020:

    Dec 5, 2020:

    RUcolor2020 in numbers:

    Videos of a total of 42 hours, 41 minutes, 20 seconds.

    Dec 6, 2:00 PM Moscow, Russia (GMT+3): 2650 views on YouTube.

    16 invited talks;

    182 authors from 27 different countries and 17 regions of the Russian Federation;

    110 presentations;

    52 members of the Scientific Committee from 22 countries;

    YouTube viewers from 49 countries.

    The screenshot below provides a glimpse of a Zoom session where people met from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

    With gratitude and colorful regards,

    Yulia A. Griber, Co-Chair of the Organizing

    Verena M. Schindler, Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee,

    Official conference website:

  • May 28, 2020 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Don’t just listen! You can help! - Help us move Color Education forward by participating in live discussions during the event. There will be moderated chat rooms set-up to discuss specific topics related to 21st century color education. Don't miss the chance to have your voice heard!

  • October 10, 2019 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hold the date - August 30th – September 3rd 2021

    Ca’ Granda, Università degli Studi di Milano Via Festa del Perdono, 7 – 20122 Milano, Italy

    The fourteenth congress of the AIC in 2021 will be held at the historical Ca’ Granda building. It is a Renaissance building, commissioned by the Duke of Milano Francesco Sforza as a public hospital, designed by the Florentine architect known as “il Filarete”. The construction began in 1456 continuing and expanding in the following years. During the Second World War it was partially destroyed by bombing and the damages were repaired using as much as possible the original materials. Its reconstruction is considered a masterpiece of conservative restoration. Since 1958 it has been the headquarters of the Università degli Studi di Milano.

    The city of Milano, founded in 590 BC, is located in the Po Valley near the Alps and Lake Como. It is the recognized world capital of Design and Fashion, as well as the center of Italian media, industrial, financial, and fair and trade activities. It is also a scientific and cultural center in which many areas of human activity are intertwined, such as the multidisciplinary model of the AIC. It is an international and multi-ethnic city in which the Central European and Mediterranean cultures mix. Milano is the Italian capital of hospitality, and host city for the 2015 Expo and for the Winter Olympic Games in 2026.

    Milano is ready to welcome the participants of the 14th AIC Congress, coming from all over the world, interested in presenting and listening to all the scientific and cultural themes of human activity in which color intervenes.

  • April 13, 2019 11:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is my pleasure to announce that Prof Hirohisa Yaguchi and Mr Roy Osborne have been selected as the recipients of, respectively, the AIC Judd Award 2019 and the AIC CADE Award 2019. The AIC Deane B. Judd Award is to recognise work of international importance in the fields of colour perception, colour measurement, and/or colour technology.

    The AIC Award for Colour in Art, Design and Environment (CADE) is established to recognise those who excel in the areas of design, art, architecture and humanities.
    Both awards are given every two years. The selection of the awards is an arduous procedure that includes nominations by AIC regular members and analysis of antecedents of the nominees by a panel composed of past presidents and previous recipients of the award. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all the nominators who put forward very strong nominations and to the two Award Selection Panels for their input and kind cooperation. 

    Hirohisa Yaguchi is Professor Emeritus at Chiba University. He got his PhD at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1980. In 1982, he moved to National Research Council Canada. He moved to Chiba University in 1982, and retired from Professor in 2016. He was the Steering Committee Chair of the midterm meeting of AIC2015 Tokyo. Also, he served as an Executive Committee Member of AIC from 2002 to 2005.

    Roy Osborne has sustained a deep interest in colour since studying art in 1966-70. He has contributed to some 20 books on colour, starting with 'Lights and Pigments' (1980). For 30 years he taught studio art, as well as presenting over 2,000 lectures at over 200 institutions worldwide. In 2003 he was awarded the Turner Medal of the Colour Group (Great Britain).
    Prof Tien-Rein Lee, AIC President, will formally present the awards to Prof Yaguchi and Mr Osborne at the award ceremony to be held at AIC2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 17 October 2019.
    I hope you will make plans to attend AIC 2019 and join me to extend your personal congratulations to Hiro and Roy. 
    Vien Cheung 
    AIC Vice President

  • March 15, 2019 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ICD Events around the world

    Join us for a day of colour and paint!
    You're invited to join Resene and Colour Society of Australia in celebrating International Colour Day
    Date: 23 March 2019, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Venue: Resene Paints Showroom, Unit 2/87 Reserve Rd Artarmon

    Dia Internacional da Cor
    Data: 21 de março de 2019 
    Horário: 09h00 às 12h15 
    Local: Quinta-feira, Auditório do 4o andar do edifício sede da FIESP. Av. Paulista 1313, São Paulo 
    Eventos ProCor
    Informações & Inscrições

    International Colour Day
    Date: 21 March 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Venue: Interface Carpet Showroom, 134 Peter Street, #1602, Toronto 
    CRSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) 
    Lecture "Colour Perspectives: Art practice through the lens of plant and mineral pigments" by artist Tania Love 
    An event of Colour Research Society of Canada (CRSC) 

    International Color Day Event
    Date: 21 March 2019 
    Venue: Technical Museum "Nikola Tesla"
    Organized by the Croatian Color Association and the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Faculty of Graphic Arts, and Faculty of Architecture
    All-day program on "Color and Materials". The program includes a scientific-professional symposium, an exhibition thematically dedicated to color, and workshops for children and adults
    Contact: Izv. prof. dr. sc. Martinia Ira Glogar 
    Organizing Committee to mark the International Day of Color Croatian Association for Colors HUBO 

    Natacha Le Duff at the Museum of Colours in Berlin has started a global campaign to encourage more colourful dressing on 21st March 2019 called #noblackclothesday.
    Yourself and the global community is warmly invited to take part in their own ways and get behind a celebration of colour and positive action through dressing, in their own way. The event info is on FB, feel free to share the link:

    International Colour Day
    Date: 21 March 2019, 2:00 PM  
    Guided tour with private tutor, art historian, lecturer, artist Gayna Pelham. 
    Venue: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK 
    Event of The Colour Group (GB) 

    First Celebration of the International Colour Day (ICD)
    Date: 21 March 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Organized by Color Science Association of Japan Chairman Shinya Takahashi (Tokai Gakuen University) who will explain the purpose of ICD and the efforts of each country
    AIC Executive Committee Member Takahiko Horiuchi (Chiba University) will talk at "Color of the Year" Award Ceremony, the First ICD Commemorative Lecture "The era of color, universal design coming!" (Tentative name) 

    International Colour Day 2019 
    Date: 22 March 2019 (Friday) 
    Venue: Dongseoul University International Exchange Center, 2nd floor
    AIC Annual Report
    Invited Lecture on "Color Trend"
    Event of Korean Society of Color Studies 

    Colour Talk celebrating the International Colour Day 2019 
    Date: 21 March 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    Venue: Auditoriet, Kunsthøgskolen, Oslo
    On the International Colour Day, Dr. Alexandra Loske, will present her new book "Color. A visual History of Color from Newton to Modern Color Matching Guides" in her talk "Pigments of the Imagination".
    Organized by Forum Farge, Mette L´Orange, Professor of Colour at Department of Design, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

    Celebration of International Colour Day and World Poetry Day
    "We can no longer survive on refrigerators, politicians, card games, crosswords and puzzles. We can no longer live without poetry, color, love" (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Letter to General X, 1943, during World War II) 
    "Colour and Poetry"
    Date: 21 March 2019, 6:30 PM
    Venue: O'Malta Bistro Bar, Rua Carvalho Araújo 24, Lisbon
    Organized by the Portuguese Colour Association, in collaboration with the P’Arte, CEC – Centre for Comparative Studies, the Colour and Light Research Group, CIAUD – Research Centre in Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, University of Lisbon
    We invite you to read unpublished poems or poems already published under the theme of colour. From this sharing will result a compilation of poetry to be edited and published after the event. If you cannot participate in person, but would like to contribute to the diversity and joy of the event, please send a poem that will be read in your name to the email: conte.veronica @

    International Colour Day
    Date: 21 March 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
    Lecture: What color is really "The Dress"? Bodil Karlsson, PhD in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg 
    Award Color 2018, "The Blue Color", Linus Fridén (Konstfack) presents his winning contribution "Blue". 
    Prisad Färg is a competition in color design for students and graduates in design, architecture, visual communication and art. The prize ceremony was held in conjunction with Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Greenhouse, February 5, 2019 Event of Stiftelsen Svenskt Färgcentrum 

    Webinar - Michael Webster 
    Date: 21 March 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 
    Michael Webster: Adaptation and Color Perception  
    Event of Inter-Society Color Council 

    Thank you  Verena M. Schindler and Yulia A. Griber Co-Chairs, Study Group on ENVIRONMENTAL COLOUR DESIGN (ECD) for this information

  • November 16, 2018 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Sneak Preview - The New Color Research Collection - Competence Center: Space |Color |Light at Dresden University

    The collection has just begun the move to its new home. Located near the faculty of architecture, the 120 m2 space will house one of the largest collections on color theory in Europe. In addition to displaying the history of color science in relation to education and design practice, the collection will be the nucleus for a competence center for the triad of space, color, light.

    Originally founded by Eckart Bendin in 2005 as an instrument for teaching and research, the collection is part of the larger network of over forty collections and museums within the university.

    Professor Ralf Weber has now assumed the role of director. Together with Thomas Kanthak he will develop and administer the research collection throughout the next decade.

    The collection aims to serve as an active instrument of scientific communication and a multidisciplinary link to a number of historical as well as scientific collections within the multifaceted area of color and light. The collection will also be at the center of education in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, vocational education and design.

    Furthermore, next to collecting and pre- serving the heritage of color science, the New Color Research Collection will func- tion as a nucleus for the coordination of interdisciplinary research projects on color and space perception within the university. The understanding that spatial perception is based on the reflection of light on space-forming surfaces und hence on the sensation of color in the human eye, will govern research within the triad of space, color, light. The Competence Center will also continue to organize the annual conference series - the Dresden Farbenforum.

  • November 13, 2018 11:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After a long, full and fulfilling life, Robert Hunt died in Salisbury District Hospital, in October 2018, following a short illness.

    Robert Hunt was born at Sidcup, Kent, England, on 28th July 1923. His early interest in optics was started by Professor W David Wright while Robert was studying for a BSc in physics at Imperial College, University of London, 1940-43. In 1946 he joined the Research Laboratories of Kodak Limited at Harrow. In 1953 he was awarded a PhD, also by Imperial College and again after studying with David Wright; it was here that his life-long interest in colour science in general and chromatic adaptation in particular started, especially the application to real-world situations including the viewing of photographic prints. Other interests at Kodak included devices for making reflection prints from both negative and positive images on film: he played a major part in the development of the Kodak S1 Printer for printing colour negatives and for which he held several patents. He was finally Assistant Director of Research and took early retirement from Kodak in 1982.

    Robert Hunt then established himself as an independent colour consultant and his work included visiting Hewlett Packard and 3M, to train their employees in colour science - he also presented several courses at Eastman Kodak! 

    Robert Hunt wrote over a hundred papers on colour vision, colour reproduction, and colour measurement, and two books 'The Reproduction of Colour' now in its sixth edition, and 'Measuring Colour' now in its fourth edition – co-authored with Michael Pointer. 

    Robert Hunt was Chairman of the Colour Group of Great Britain, 1961-63, after playing a leading role in establishing the Group as an independent body after its spilt from the Physical Society. He attended all the early meetings of the International Colour Association (AIC) and was President, 1981-85. 

    Robert was awarded the Newton Medal of the Colour Group (Great Britain), 1974, after presentation of a lecture entitled ‘Sky Blue Pink’ in which he showed that a colour could appear either blue or pink, depending on the colour of the illumination, and hence the chromatic adaptation. This lecture was subsequently published in the first issue of Color Research & Application, a Journal published by Wiley and endorsed by the Colour Group. He had 30 further papers published in that Journal, the most recent in 2012. 

    Robert attended his first meeting of the Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage (CIE) in Stockholm in 1951, and was Chairman of the CIE Colorimetry Committee, 1975-83. The first edition of CIE Publication 15: Colorimetry had been published in 1971 and it was fitting that a revision be made to report on current colorimetric recommendations. Robert Hunt chaired the Committee that produced the 2nd Edition in 1986. It is perhaps fitting that the 4th Edition, CIE 15.4 Colorimetry was announced the day before he died.

    Robert was always enthusiastic about young people. He had a reputation of sitting in the front row at lectures and, when a student gave a presentation, he always had a positive comment to make before asking a question. 

    Robert’s interests, apart from his work, were travelling to visit interesting places in the world, photography, and railways; but most of all his family. Robert was a man of committed Christian faith and showed great wisdom, kindness and generosity in his commitment to people. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Eileen, his four children: Pam (my wife), David, Philip and Margaret, his twelve grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

    Colour science has lost a great pioneer – he will be missed by us all.  

    Dr Michael R Pointer

    Salisbury, England

  • August 15, 2018 7:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    experienceCOLOUR is an international exhibition that will be hosted at the Glasshouse in Stourbridge from the 29th August to 14th October. This unique exhibition presents Goethe's research on colour in a series of interactive exhibits which allow the visitor to explore phenomena and experiment with colour. Developed in Switzerland, this exhibition is the first of its kind to be hosted in the UK.

    experienceCOLOUR is ideal for school trips and offers huge potential for cross curricular learning. The Teachers Conference is a great opportunity for professional development in the science of light and colour and to find out how to get the best out of a school visit to the exhibition. 

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