The Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA) is an annual conference that focuses on the discussion of dyes and organic pigments applied in the past. This includes their history, production, application and properties, as well as their analytical characterisation and identification, mainly in textile objects, but also on painted surfaces. Every year, the meeting attracts conservators, curators, (technical) art historians, craftsmen, artists, independent scholars, scientists and academics from museums, universities, research centres and other public or private institutions.
The DHA38 will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 7 and 8 November 2019. The meeting will be organized by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), the Rijksmuseum and the ErfgoedAcademie (HeritageAcademy).
Oral and poster presentations will take place on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November in the Theatre of the University of Amsterdam. Abstracts can be submitted to DHA38@cultureelerfgoed.nl before June 15, 2019 using the template.There is a maximum of 125 places and these will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Early booking is therefore highly recommended.
Besides the conference days, participants may opt to attend the welcome reception on Wednesday 6, the conference dinner on Thursday 7, and the visits to the Volkenkunde and the Lakenhal Museums in Leiden on Saturday 9 November.
Register: fees for the two-day conference (welcome reception, coffee breaks and lunches and book of abstracts) and the optional activities are available here.
Participants will be required to fund and arrange their own travel and accommodation. Because Amsterdam is a popular destiny, we recommend participants to book accommodation at their earliest convenience. A few suggestions can be found here.
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