The Finnish Colour Association’s Iiris 2018 was awarded to Leif Wikgren, Sales Manager at Oy Mitaten Finland Ab, for his long career in the measurement of colour and light. Colour and light have meant much more than just an employment for Leif Wikgren. During his long career he has transferred knowledge about colorimetry, photometry and measurement of surface quality to countless clients, students and professionals in Finland and the Nordic countries. Leif Wikgren worked first for some ten years under various companies in the photography business until in 1994 he founded together with Peter Korhonen Oy Mitaten Finland Ab. Leif Wikgren’s expertise has been called upon in many ways. He is a founding member of Suomen väriyhdistys, The Finnish Colour Association, and was instrumental in creating a modern colorimetric definition for the colours of the Finnish national flag. In recent years Leif Wikgren has devoted himself to disseminating information about the interaction of colour and illumination.
FCA’s Vice President Harald Arnkil and Leif Wikgren
The Iiris Prize
AIC international Colour Association has proposed that the Spring Equinox (21st March) should be celebrated as International Colour Day. The idea is to celebrate colour, to draw attention to it as a phenomenon uniting mankind and to highlight events and achievements associated with colour.
The Finnish Colour Association’s Iiris Prize is awarded annually on 21st March to a person or persons whose work or deed has created an outstanding colour experience or has noticeably improved the aesthetic appreciation, functionality or safety of people’s daily lives or environment. The work can involve fine art, design, architecture or environmental design or for example colour technologies such as photography, colorimetry or the printing process.
In June of next year, the ISCC and AIC are hosting a special, one-time only event to honor the legacy of Albert H. Munsell.
The Munsell Centennial Symposium
The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Munsell Color Company as well as 100 years since the passing of Munsell. 2018 is also the 75th anniversary of the Munsell Renotations. In June of 2018, ISCC and AIC are hosting a special event in Boston to celebrate these milestones in the world of color.
The Munsell Centennial Symposium will take place from June 11-15, 2018 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. MassArt was known as the Massachusetts Normal Art School when Munsell graduated and taught there for over 30 years.
Call for Poster Papers
The Munsell 2018 Organizing Committee invites submissions of poster papers that feature the history, evolution, state-of-the-art, and future directions for Munsell’s system and systems inspired by Munsell as well as other approaches to solving similar problems in science, art, industry and education.
Poster submissions on topics that will enhance the themes of the invited presentations are especially encouraged. See the attached Program at a Glance.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is December 15, 2017.
Notification will be February 9. 2018.
See the PDF flyer below and go to the event website Munsell2018 for more detailed information.
Please share the Call for Poster Papers with all your contacts who might be interested in joining us in Boston next summer to celebrate the pioneering contributions of Albert H. Munsell to the science, art and industry of color.
If you would like to receive email updates about this special event be sure to sign up on the mailing list on the website.
We hope to see you in Boston in June!
Co-Chairs, Munsell 2108 Organizing Committee
ISCC/AIC Munsell Centennial Symposium.