About Dyes in History and Archaeology
The conference was held 11–13 October 2022 as a hybrid event arranged by the Swedish National Heritage Board on site in Visby, with workshops and guided tours for the participants as well as lectures both on site and digitally.
Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA) is an annual conference with participants from all over the world that focuses on the discussion of historical colourants. This was DHA’s 41st conference and was arranged for the first time in Scandinavia. The topics included the history, production and application of dyes and organic pigments, as well as their analytical characterization and identification.
The organisation of the conference:
- Scientific Committee
- Workshops Committee
- Organising Committee
See members and countries below.
DHA41 was organised with a financial grant from the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for International Scientific Cooperation and with support from the Swedish National Heritage Board.
Every year, the DHA conference attracts conservators, curators, (technical) art historians, craftspeople, artists, independent scholars, scientists and academics from museums, universities, research centres and other public or private institutions. See a list of past meetings here.
The first conference was held in 1982. The 40th annual meeting was hosted by the British Museum, London, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic it was organised as an online event. Details of the DHA40 programme can be found here.