Historical collection of dyes

The faculty of chemistry and food chemistry administers the historical collection of dyes of the Technical University Dresden. This collection is one of the oldest and largest collections with regard to their type. The following samples are present in the collection:

  • more than 8.000 trade patterns of synthetic dyes (tar color or aniline color) in original bottles and cans made by ca. 80 producers
  • more than 500 samples of natural dyes
  • more than 800 pattern- books and maps
  • numerous natural and synthetic fiber materials
  • scientific works and preparations in the period from 1880 to 1980
  • furnishing of 1926 in the historical collection rooms.

Follow Prof. Dr. Horst Hartmann during the round tour through the historical collection of dyes.

Ein Rundgang durch die Historische Farbstoffsammlung © Chymiatrie Marburg: Paul Jerabek, Julian Hegemann, Andreas Authmann

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Matthias Mann
Last modified: May 18, 2018