Address: Le Vert, 30460 Colognac, France
Tel. : +33-4-66852484
Emerita Senior Scientific Researcher (Directrice de Recherche Emérite) at the C.N.R.S. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France). Research unit : CIHAM / UMR 5648, Lyons, France.
Research themes and missions:
Dominique Cardon's long pursued research themes are the history and archaeology of textile production and dyeing. She is the author of several books on Natural Dyes, in French and English, one of which received the "Art and Science of Colour Prize", Bronze Award, of the L'Oréal Foundation in 2003. She has acted as the scientific director of several International Symposiums/Workshops on Natural Dyes in India, in Korea (ISEND = International Symposiums and Exhibitions on Natural Dyes), in Taiwan (ISEND 2014 in collaboration with the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute), and has co-organised ISEND 2011 Europe in La Rochelle, France, and IFPECO (International Festival on Plants Ecology and Colours in Antananarivo (Madagascar ), 15-21 May 2017. She is presently collaborating as scientific director to the preparation of the 1st Biennale on Natural Dyes (BoND) due to take place at the China National Museum of Silk in Hangzhou, China, 20-24 May 2019 She was awarded the UNESCO Medal "Thinking and Building Peace" in 2006 for her contribution to the first of these World Symposiums on Natural Dyes..
She was made Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 2016 for her work and achievements in Textile Research, and Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts, des Lettres et de la Culture of the Republic of Madagascar in 2017 for the scientific direction of the "International Festival Plants, Ecology and Colours, IFPECO".