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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.

Detail Summary
Start date 7 November 2019
End date 8 November 2019
Time 00:00
Location University Theatre

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 University Theatre of the University of Amsterdam (Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, 1012 CP Amsterdam). Abstracts can be submitted to DHA38@cultureelerfgoed.nl before 15 June 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.

For more information, visit the conference website:

Conference website

University Theatre
University Theatre

Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18
1012 CP Amsterdam

Conservation and Restoration at the UvA