The conference will take place at the Siemens Auditorium in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. The venue is located in the heart of the former artists‘ quarter, where at the beginning of the 20th century painters such as Wassily Kandinsky and Alexej von Jawlensky lived, worked and studied. Within this lively neighbourhood, art technological research also developed in the course of the 19th century. Influential and prominent figures as Max Doerner, Ernst Berger, Alexander Eibner und Adolf Wilhelm Keim worked in the quarter. Consequently, Munich became a center for research on historical painting techniques in Germany at the end of the 19th century, influencing research on art technology and actual painting techniques also during the first half of the 20th century.

In walking distance of the venue, several historical sites – the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, the Doerner Institut, the outstanding painting collections of the Pinakotheken and the ‘Sammlung Schack’ [https://www.pinakothek.de/en] as well as the splendid room decorations of the historic artists‘ villas ‘Museum Villa Stuck’ and ‘Lenbachhaus’ –  allow to experience this history in a lively manner.   

Of course, Munich has a lot more to offer to its visitors. Further information regarding sight-seeing, museums, attractions and shopping areas can be found under Munich Tourist Information.