Conference, location and venue

The 2nd International Meeting on Retouching of Cultural Heritage, RECH2, will be held at Casa das Artes in the City of Porto (Portugal), in October 24 - 25, 2014.


The RECH2 Meeting will be hosted by the Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore.

As in the first Meeting, which was held in October of 2013, the main focus will be to promote the exchange of ideas, concepts, terminology, methods, techniques and materials applied to the retouching process in different areas of conservation: mural painting, easel painting, sculpture, graphic documentation, architecture, plasterwork, photography and contemporary art, among others.

The RECH2 Meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for friendly discussion about all kinds of ideas related to the Retouching process/methods in Cultural Heritage. The agenda of the Conference will cover the following areas:

  1. Setting the scene: a general introduction on the subject, where general aspects will be presented like terminology and criteria’s of intervention in Heritage;
  2. Challenges and perspectives: presentation of experiences from private and academic conservators that have introduced new methods, techniques and materials in different areas of conservation: mural painting, easel painting, sculpture, graphic documentation, photography and ceramics, among others.
  3. Workshops: activities around colour and retouching practice with discrimination colour tests available.

Organizing committee

Ana Bailão (Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore; Universidade Católica Portuguesa/ CITAR, Portugal)
Frederico Henriques (Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore; Universidade Católica Portuguesa/ CITAR, Portugal);
Ana Bidarra (Cinábrio, Conservação e Restauro; GeoBioTec Research Centre, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)

Scientific Committee

Ana Calvo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Universidade Católica Portuguesa/ CITAR, Portugal)
José Manuel de la Roja (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Silvia García Fernández-Villa (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Sandra Sústic (Croatian Conservation Institute, Croatia)


There will be no conference fee for this event. The Meeting will be open to the public but previous registration is necessary.
Please send the following information to

  1. Name
  2. E-mail and Phone number 
  3. Professional (job and institution) or student (institution and year of graduation)


Traveling to Porto

The Porto Airport is 11km far away from the city of Porto. Buses, direct metro and taxi may be caught to the city.

Find here the companies and flights and here the trains you can get to Porto.

Traveling to Casa das Artes

Casa das Artes

Rua Ruben A, 210
4150 – 639 Porto

Nearest Metro station is Casa da Música about 1,900 km from Casa das Artes.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 41.923°
Longitude: 8.383°

Casa das Artes and Casa Allen are in the same garden with two entrances

Restaurants, supermarkets and pharmacies nearby RECH2

Social dinner

Salão de Chá Aviz

24th October (20.00h)





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