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