14-15-16 October 2020

Tel Aviv Jaffa 

The 7th international AFR Conference will take place at the Azrieli School of Architecture

at The David and Yolanda Katz Department of the  Arts, Tel Aviv University, October 2020.

Previous conferences have defined research into architectural finishes as Architectural Paint Research (APR). 

We believe it is time to expand the definition of our research to include all architectural finishes.

The current conference we will be addressing it as Architectural Finishes Research (AFR).

As Always, The conference will be hosting a number of sessions, as well as a day of tours and a gala reception.


For details, please see planned schedule here 

For registration' please follow this link

Conference committee members


Shay Farkash

Wall painting researcher & conservator

The chair of Icomos Israel's Scientific Committee on Mural Paintings

Dr. Mary Jablonski

President and Founder, Jablonski Building Conservation, Inc. New-York

Prof. Thomas Danzl

The Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Munich

Prof. Ilia Rodov

Head of Department of Jewish Art, Bar Ilan University


Prof. Yuval Goren

Department of Bible, Archaeology & Ancient Near East, Ben Gurion University


Tamar Tuchler 

Manger of the Department of International Affairs &Tel Aviv Regional Director,

The council for conservation of Heritage sites in Israel


David Bigeleisen

Wall Painting Conservator, Member of Israel society for the Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Property

Dr. Nirit Shalev-Khalifa

Curator, Manager of the Visual History Exhibition and Documentation Department, Yad Ben Zvi Institute Jerusalem

Norman Weiss

Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation


Mika Tal

Preservation Technology Laboratory Manager, Columbia University

Avigail Chernov

Senior Historic Preservation Specialist at EHT Traceries Inc.


Brooke Young Russell

Architectural Conservator, EverGreene Architectural Arts

Chen Brant

Researcher and Coordinator, of the ‘Israel Wall Art Survey’, Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem

Dr. Orley Kathleen Marron

Editorial Review and Consulting 

Ben Buchenbacher

Wall Painting & Plaster documentation specialist, Tchelet Studio, Lod, Israel

We thank our collaborators, sponsors and colleagues