Leslie Harrington

Leslie Harrington Ph.D has held various senior management positions in the area of color strategy and color marketing over a 25 year tenure within the industry, including 16-years serving as the Color and Design Director for Benjamin Moore Paints.  In that role, she developed and designed the company’s Color Preview color system as it launched the 21st century.  She has also worked for leading companies in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, durable goods, consumer goods, and technology industries.

Dr. Harrington will be teaching a tutorial called 'Creating a Color Forecast: The Business of Color'.




Paul Green-Armytage

Dr. Paul Green-Armytage  hails from Perth Australia where he worked as an architect and then as an exhibition and set designer for television .  He was a  senior lecturer in charge of the first year program in design at what is now Curtin University, in Perth Australia. 

Paul will present a lecture called 'Relating Munsell to Other Systems in An Elastic Color Solid' in which he will discuss how the Munsell system relates to other color system models.

He will also be leading a workshop entitled 'Seeing Color'.  It is geared toward artists and non artists and will teach new ways of seeing colors, their relationships and generating color combinations.










Dr. Farnand was among the first cohort to earn her Ph.D. in color science from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013.  Her research interests include human vision and perception, color science, cultural heritage imaging and 3D printing.   

At the symposium Susan, along with Don Williams, will be presenting a lecture called Modern Tools for Optimizing Color Selection or Reproduction in which they will be discussing current and emerging technology for color calibration, consistency, and reproduction.




Mark Fairchild  

Among Mark Fairchild's many roles in the world of color, he is the Director of the Program of Color Science and Munsell Color Science Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology, the only University offering a graduate program in color science. 

At the symposium Mark will present a lecture entitled 'Munsell's Legacy: Foundation & Laboratory' in which he will review Munsell's ongoing legacy from the Munsell Color Foundation's dissolution in 1983 to the creation and endowment of the Munsell Color Science Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology, now in its 35th year of operation.

In a separate tutorial Mark will be teaching 'Color Appearance, Color Order, & Other Color Systems'.




Leatrice Eiseman  

Leatrice Eiseman is a color specialist who has been called "the international color guru." 

Lee is involved in color and trend forecasting for both fashion and home. She heads the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training and is also executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. She is the author of ten books on color. 

At the symposium she will present a lecture entitled 'Future Trends: The Connecting Circle of Color'



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Osvaldo DaPos

Dr. Osvaldo da Pos is a Senior Scholar at the University of Padua, Italy.  His main research, inspired by the phenomenological theory of Gestalt, involves the perception of colour in its various aspects: contrast, assimilation, constancy, transparency, colour and illumination, colour and emotion, colour harmony, and colour names. 

At the symposium he will be presenting a lecture entitled Color, Color Names, Stimulus Color and Their Subjective Links






David Briggs

Dr David Briggs is the author of the  Dimensions of Color website which explains how traditional and digital artists can use colour theory to advance their work.

For the past 20 years he has combined painting with teaching drawing and colour theory classes at Sydney's Julian Ashton Art School and the National School of Art. 

In Wednesday's general session David will discuss how applying technology and current color science to color education can help bridge the gap between the science and art of color.

In a separate breakout session David will discuss "Where is Color Education Now? The Influence of Science and Technology".




Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Professor Blaszczyk researches the cultural history of business, with reference to design, fashion, colour, retailing, and advertising. Her work connects the history of the creative industries to big historical themes such as globalization, material life and social identity, and consumer culture. 

She has published twelve books and edited two special issues of journals.

At the Symposium, Regina will be speaking about Munsell's vision for teaching color to artists.




Roy Berns

Roy Berns is the author of Color Science and the Visual Arts: A Guide For Conservators, Curators, and the Curious.  He is a color scientist on the faculty of the Munsell Color Science Lab at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) who specializes in color measurement of paint pigments to ensure conservation of historic paintings in museums around the world. 

Three Reasons to Register NOW

#1 First Choice of Breakout Sessions

Presenters are coming from all over the world so you don't want to miss this chance to sign up for the tutorials, workshops and field trips of your choice. Space is limited and early registrants are guaranteed their first choice.

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#2 Early Bird Prices!

Save up to $100 if you register by March 1st at 11:59 EST.

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#3 Limited Availability of Dorm Rooms

The registration form includes the option to stay for seven nights in the Treehouse Dorm across the street from MassArt. You can stay for a full week for less than what it would cost for two nights in a nearby hotel. After March 1st the price will go up for single and double rooms. It will still be a good deal - but if you register early it is a GREAT DEAL! Single rooms are limited so sign up now!

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FREE! Munsell Conversion Software for 2018


Harold Van Aken, chief color scientist at
X-rite and creator of Wallkill Color, is making his Munsell Conversion Software available for free for 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Munsell's death in June of 1918 and to celebrate  the ISCC/AIC Munsell 2018 conference in Boston.

If you like poking around in color spaces, download the program files and start exploring today! (PC's only.) 

Abstract for Poster Papers Due on Friday

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Do you have a project that you would like to present during the poster sessions at the Munsell Centennial Symposium in June?

Don't miss the opportunity to present a contributed poster paper at this historic event!

Submittal Guidelines

You will find the list of TOPICS and a link to the "Template for Abstracts" under the Submittal Guidelines. Abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words and clearly describe the topic. Papers accepted for presentation will be eligible for inclusion in a special Munsell Centennial issue of the Color Research and Application Journal.

Email if you have any questions.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE:  December 15, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  February 9, 2018

POSTER SESSIONS:  June 11-15, 2018


Munsell System & Environmental Design Survey

The AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design (SG ECD) will be hosting a colloquium during the Friday afternoon AIC Study Group program on the theme “Munsell and Environmental Colour Design.”

The SG ECD has prepared a short survey on the Munsell System and ECD. 

The survey will take not more than 5 minutes to complete, and your answers will only be used for survey purposes. Your answers will be helpful in looking back at how the Munsell Color Order System has been used around the world to teach color and communicate color specifications

If you have any questions concerning the survey, please email us at:

Thank you very much for your time! We really appreciate your input!

Co-Chairs Verena M. Schindler and Yulia A. Griber
AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design

Early Registration is Open!

You can now register for the Munsell Centennial Symposium!

The Inter-Society Color Council and the International Color Association invite you to join us for this one-time special event honoring the legacy of Albert H. Munsell.

Register early to ensure your first choice of the breakout sessions. Download and print out the program schedules to help plan your week.

We hope to see you in Boston in June!

AIC Study Groups at Munsell 2018

The International Color Association Study Groups focus on specific areas of research on topics related to color.

Three AIC Study Groups (SG) will host meetings on Friday afternoon, June 15th, during the Munsell 2018 Centennial Symposium.

The Study Group on Environmental Color and Design
Chairs: Verena M. Schindler from Switzerland and Yulia A. Griber from Russia

The Study Group on the Language of Color
Chair: Dimitris Mylonas from England

The Study Group on Color Education
Chair: Robert Hirschler from Hungary

The meetings are wonderful opportunities to gather together with people from all over the world who share your enthusiasm for expanding knowledge in a particular area of study. 

More information about the Study Group gatherings at Munsell 2018 can be found in the Program section of the Munsell 2018 website, on Friday under ISCC/AIC Meetings.