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Celebrating 100 Years of Munsell: Surface Colour and its Perception

04 October 2018 18:30 - 21:00

London Art House
Britannia Row
N1 8PA

100 Years of Munsell: Surface Colour and its Perception £0.00

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The Society of Light and Lighting will be holding a selection of commemorative talks focusing on ways of discussing colour, two historical and two up-to-date. This marks the centenary of the death of Albert Henry Munsell who introduced a method of describing colours that is widely used today: 

We will be joined by physicist, Professor Malcolm Longair CBE FRS FRSE who will be discussing the development of colour theory focussing especially on the work of James Clark Maxwell. There will be a selection of artefacts on display, which have been loaned to the Society by the University of Cambridge

Lighting designer Peter Phillipson will describe the Munsell system, saying how it came about: Its advantages (and endurance), and its limitations. 

Boris Pretzel, Head of Science, Conservation and Collections Management, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) will present, Colour, Light and Perception.

Andrew Cotton, the BBC’s Principal Technologist, will discussing Colour and High Dynamic Range Broadcasting with some demonstrations.

Registration for this event will begin at 18:00, with refreshments on arrival. The talks will begin from 18:30.

This event has been organised by the Society of Light and Lighting.

For more information, please contact or telephone 0208 772 3685

100 Years of Munsell: Surface Colour and its Perception £0.00