Celebrating 100 years of colour research

14 May 2018

We will be joining the Munsell Centennial Color Symposium presented by the ISCC/AIC this June in Boston.

You will get the opportunity to learn more about the Natural Colour System at one of our workshops and work hands-on with various colour exercises which will develop your capability and sensibility of seeing colour.

About the workshop:
Colour is what we see, a subjective visual sensation. To characterize a colour you therefore have to describe what you see. It is not enough to identify a colour with pigments and their mixtures or with wavelengths and physical stimuli. How the colour is mixed, as well as the measurement data, is necessary for production, but to communicate with the customer you need a system in the way people see colours. NCS, the Natural Colour System®© is a logical colour system which builds on how the human being sees colour. The NCS notation gives you an unambiguous definition of a colour and any surface colour can be described. It can facilitate your colour specification, documentation and colour design. It is simple to decide and combine choices of colour with the help of NCS System.

A colour system does not necessarily give pretty colour combinations, but it does provide a tool for experimenting with different colour harmonies. You can develop your colour concept by observing what the colours look like and how they relate visually to each other. We will work hands-on with various colour exercises which will develop your capability and sensibility of seeing colour.

The workshop will be held by Berit Bergström.

  • Where: Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • When: Workshop at June 12th at 2:00 – 5:00 PM and June 15th at 9:00 – 12:00 AM
    Lecture at June 14th at 11:00 AM Natural Colour System – A Visual Approach to Color by Berit Bergström.

About Munsell Centennial Color Symposium
The Munsell Centennial Color Symposium is a one-time only, interdisciplinary gathering of color professionals to honor the life and work of American color pioneer Albert H. Munsell.

Inspired by Munsell’s commitment to bridging the art and science of color the Symposium will bring together color scientists, artists, and industrialists from all over the world for five days of talks, tutorials, workshops, and field trips by invited speakers and presenters.

We will look back at the last 100 years of color research and look forward to what the future might bring.

More information about Munsell Centennial Color Symposium.

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