2nd International Conference
Sgraffito in Change
Original Realization vs. Secondary Interventions
Date / Venue
21.–22. November 2019 / Litomyšl Chateau – Congress Hall
Excursions will be organized on the 20. and 23. November
Form of contributions
Oral presentation (20 min long + 5 min discussion)
Proposal & Abstract Submission Deadline
30. September 2019
max. 4000 characters; ENG
Publication of papers
All full papers will be published in proceedings book.
Sgraffito, as a plastering technique, has a primarily decorative character; it usually forms the final layer of the building envelope, which also means sgraffito plaster is exposed to the weather. A number of corrective, conservation or restoration interventions have taken place on various facades since the time of finishing their original decoration. Some facades have completely lost their sgraffito character and acquired the character of paintings or even reliefs (lime mash), their original material is often marginal or non-existent, as has gradually been confirmed by modern interdisciplinary research. This finding applies not only to the sgraffiti of the Renaissance, but also to the sgraffiti of the nineteenth as well as of the twentieth century. The 20th-century sgraffito does not often have the status of a protected monument, and thus it is particularly threatened by damage or even complete destruction during standard restoration works. Nevertheless, the approach to Renaissance sgraffiti was very specific in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries (i.e. before the advent of „modern heritage conservation“). So the question is, what is left of authentic sgraffito in such cases and how to perceive the authenticity in sgraffito realizations?
Conference topics and more detailed information you can find in the Call for Papers.
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Arriving by rail (+ by plane)
Via Česká Třebová (directions from Prague/Vienna/Brno airport), then by bus from the railway station Česká Třebová to the bus stop Litomyšl,,zámek (the Chateau)
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50,00 € full conference (for participants without a paper/ contribution; without excursions)
70,00 € (with one excursion)
90,00 € (with two excursions)
Reduced price (students)
25,00 € full conference (for students without a paper/ contribution; without excursions)
40,00 € (with one excursion)
55,00 € (with two excursions)
Free of charge
Speakers of the lectures as well as students and employees of the Faculty of Restoration/ Pardubice University, of the Hornemann Institute in Hildesheim, of the Department of Art History/ Palacký University
Slavonice (renaissance burgher houses sgraffito facades)
Eastern Bohemia: Vysoké Mýto – Sokol gym, Uhersko – sgraffiti of Alois Mudruňka, Doudleby nad Orlicí – castle (renaissance and neorenaissance sgraffiti), Pardubice – housing estate Dukla (sgraffiti of socialist realism)
We kindly ask for registration by 15th October 2019. The number of participants is limited. Registrations are considered in the order of receipt of payment. Please note that the registration will only be validated after successful transfer of the conference fee.
Account holder: Komerční banka Pardubice
Reason for transfer: 20110 + your name (please do not forget to indicate)
Due to the administrative effort, it is unfortunately not possible to refund your conference fee if you cancel your registration after 15th October 2019. We appreciate your understanding!
Address: Faculty of Restoration, University of Pardubice, Jiráskova 3, 570 01 Litomyšl, Czech Republic