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Conference 2017

Colour in Cloth

University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh, Scotland
10th - 11th April 2017

From initial design to production and dissemination, colour is central to the manufacture and use of cloth and clothing.  This unique international conference will explore the various and multifarious relationships between colour and textiles, from dyeing and distribution, to chromatics and conservation.  
The conference will be held over two days and in two locations. Day 1 will be held at the University of Glasgow and will consist of papers that deal with the history and theory of colour and cloth. Complementary hands-on workshops and site visits will be held on Day 2 at ECA, University of Edinburgh. Please note delegates will need to factor in the dual setting of the conference when arranging transport and accommodation.  

Further information AND REGISTRATION can be found at the conference website

Registration Fees
Registration includes:
•    Entrance to all conference sessions
•    Conference catering for Day 1 in Glasgow 
•    Workshop materials for Day 2 in Edinburgh

Thanks to the generosity of the Pasold Research Fund and the Worshipful Company of Dyers we can offer a limited number of student bursaries to cover the registration fee.  Payment of the registration fee in advance is still required and successful applicants will be reimbursed directly.  

Students who wish to be considered for a bursary should register as normal and then email for a Student Bursary Form.  Bursaries are limited to students registered at UK institutions.  Applications for bursaries must be received by 17th March 2017.

Delegate Type     Rates
Standard     £85.00
Student     £50.00

Please note, registration will close on the 3rd April 2017 at 23:59hrs (UK time).  If you have not registered and made full payment by that date/time, you will not be able to attend Colour in Cloth.

Contact Us

For the latest updates and additional local information please visit (and bookmark) the Colour in Cloth website which will be updated regularly.
If you have any questions regarding the event itself (including letters of invitation or programme content), please email Sally Tuckett or Lindy Richardson
If you have any questions regarding your registration, or the registration process, please email

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