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The Invention of Modern Colour: Synthetic Dyes

I presented The Invention of Modern Color: Synthetic Dyes at TEDxBasel on May 9, 2015. I’m passionate about the magnificent textile history of central Europe. I see the period from the discovery of the first man-made, coal tar dye leading up to WWI, as a very exciting period of technological history. My interest in synthetic dyes and textile history originates with my artwork.

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Susan Clark von Saskatoon

Basel, Switzerland

Graduated 1982, MLS

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies