To commemorate the new of volume of The Textile Museum Journal, join guest editor Mary Dusenbury for an interview with contributing scholar Dominique Cardon. Dr. Cardon will discuss her research on three dyers who made significant contributions to color and dyeing technology.
Together with collaborators Iris Brémaud, Anita Quye and Jenny Balfour Paul, Dr. Cardon conducted a comprehensive study of notebooks compiled by three different dyers between 1722 and 1747 in London and Languedoc, France. In this interview, she will reflect on the similarity of their palettes, the virtuosity of the dyers as colorists, their shared technical language, and the scientific accuracy of the colors in their portfolios.
About The Textile Museum Journal
Our peer-reviewed journal is the leading publication for the exchange of textile scholarship in North America. Published each fall, it features research on the cultural, technical, historical and aesthetic significance of textiles from all around the world. Learn more about the journal
About Dominique Cardon
Dr. Cardon is director emerita of research at the French National Centre of Scientific Research in Lyons. She researches the history and archaeology of textile production and dyeing with natural colorants. She has authored reference books and articles, and acted as scientific director for international symposia. She holds the distinction of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, among other honors.
About Mary M. Dusenbury
Dr. Dusenbury is affiliate research curator at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas. She has written and lectured extensively on East and Central Asian textiles, and served as project director and editor for an international study that culminated in the publication Color in Ancient and Medieval East Asia. She holds degrees from Radcliffe College/Harvard University and the University of Kansas.
How to Participate
You can register for this program online. After you register, we will email you a link and instructions for joining our program online via Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (12 p.m. EST). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.
About the Series
In this four-part series, authors who contributed to volume 47 of The Textile Museum Journal discuss the importance of color studies for understanding the historical and cultural context of textiles. Browse all interviews
More information here: https://museum.gwu.edu/textile-museum-journal-dyers-notebooks-18th-century-england-and-france
Image credit: Pages from a dye book in the Crutchley Archive (SLHLA 2011/5-13). Photo by Dominique Cardon.