Dear Participants,

We are very pleased to welcome all of you to the international conference “Medieval Colours: Between Beauty and Meaning”, hosted by the Faculty of Sciences and Technology and the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

This conference focuses on all issues of medieval colour, especially the technical study and the history of manuscript illuminations.

We would like to thank the participants for their contributions and our sponsors for their help in making this meeting a success. A special note of thanks is extended to Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto and Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo for their generous support to our projects on the study of medieval Portuguese illuminations as well as to the students and administrative staff who work to make this meeting possible.