Honoring Munsell's Legacy
The Symposium will bring together color scientists, artists, industrialists from all over the world for five days of talks, seminars and workshops by invited presenters. We will look back at the last 100 years of color history and look forward to what the future might bring.
Program Details Coming This Summer
A Few of the Invited Presenters
The Symposium will also feature three Contributed Poster Paper Sessions on topics specific to the themes of this event. The Call for Papers will go out on September 1, 2017.
There will be a special issue of Color Research and Application dedicated to this conference. All presenters will be eligible to submit full papers to this special issue. Publication will be dependent on successful peer review through the normal journal procedures. The submission deadline for publication will be shortly after the conference.
Walking in Munsell's Footsteps
The Symposium will take place at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston where Munsell went to school and taught for over twenty years when it was the Massachusetts Normal Art School. Munsell's studio and the original offices of the Munsell Color Company were close by in Boston's Back Bay.
presentations by INvited Presenters
The general sessions will take place in the large, centrally located Tower Auditorium. The auditorium is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual systems and can seat over 400 people.
Poster Sessions and Breakout Sessions
The seminars and workshops will take place in six high-tech rooms just off the lobby of the new Media Center for Art and Design. The soaring Atrium will be the location of the breaks and the poster sessions.
Double rooms with private and shared baths will be available for a flat rate for all six nights of the event. This brand new dormitory, nick-named the Treehouse, is across the street from both MassArt and the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Both schools have cafeterias that will be open to Symposium attendees for breakfast and lunches.
Convenient Public transportation
Massachusetts Transportation Authority (MTA) streetcars and buses stop right in front of MassArt and connect with both the Amtrak train station and Boston's Logan Airport.
Crossing the River
Munsell often traveled from Boston to Cambridge across the Harvard Bridge to consult with faculty at both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
A number of optional field trips to the special collections at Harvard and MIT as well as visits to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner museums will be scheduled during breakout sessions.
Much has changed in the fabric of Boston over the past 100 years but the spirit of academic rigor and intellectual curiosity still thrives. We are excited to be hosting the Munsell Centennial Symposium in Boston in June of 2018!
Join us in Boston next June!