Group Members

● International Academy of Indian Culture
● Director of Musée Des Tissus, France
● National Museum of Denmark
● The Swedish History Museum (Historiska Museet)
● Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG)
● McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge
● Needham Research Institute (NRI)
● International Dunhuang Project (IDP), British Library
● China National Silk Museum
● State Hermitage Museum, Russia
● Institute of Archeology of Academy of Sciences, Republic of Uzbekistan
● Chengdu Museum, China
● Institute of Archaeology of Xinjiang, China
● ICOMOS International Conservation Center, Xi'an, China (IICC-X)
● Fashion • Art Design Institute of Donghua University, China
● Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
● Collaborative Innovation Center for the Cooperation and Development of the Belt and Road of the Zhejiang University
● Community of Chinese Museums along the Silk Road, China
● Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History Peking University, China
● Queen Silikit Textile Museum, Thailand
● Bryant University, USA
● Padova University, Italy
● Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA)
● Institute of Ancient History and Archaeology of the Northern Caucasus (Stavropol), Russia
● Nasledie llc. (Stavropol), Russia
● Korea National University of Culture Heritage
● ASEAN Traditional Textile Art Community (ASEANTTAC),Indonesia
● The Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Textile Research (CTR)
● International Dunhuang Project (IDP), British Library, UK
● Needham Research Institute (NRI), UK
● McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, UK
●Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Germany

Individual Members

● Helen Wang
● Dominique CARDON


The 2nd IASSRT Symposium concluded successfully in Lyon, France


The 2nd IASSRT Symposium “Dialogue with Silk between Europe and Asia: History, Technology and Art”held successfully from November 29 to December 4, 2017. More than 40 scholars and organization representatives from 12 countries attended the symposium.


Programme of Conference

Dialogue with Silk between Europe and Asia: History, Technology and Art

Nov 30 (Thu)

Opening ceremony, Chair: Feng Zhao

9:00-9:05 Xavier de la Selle: Welcome speech

9:05-9:10 Jean-Dominique Durand: Opening speech

9:10-9:15 Natalia Wagner: Speech of UNESCO representative


Panel 1: France, Chair: Maria Menshikova

9:20-9:55 Claire Berthommier& Xavier de la Selle: The history of silk industry in Lyon

9:55-10:15 Feng Zhao: Distribution of the Jacquard loom

10:15-10:35 Dominique Cardon: Silk dyeing in Europe from the Middle Ages to the 18th century AD

10:35-10:45 Q&A


Panel 2: Archaeology, Chair: Dominique Cardon

10:45-11:05 Yang Zhou: New findings on origins of silk

11:05-11:25 DodeZvezdana: Archaeological textiles and the problems of dating and cultural attribution of funerary complexes

11:25-11:45 Sim Yeon-ok: A study of Geum silk from Seokga pagoda in Bulguksa

11:45-12:05 Q&A

12:05-13:30 Lunch


Panel 3: Museum collections, Chair: Baichun Zhang

13:30-13:50 Mei MeiRado: Russian Silks at the Qing Court: Circulation, Function, and Influence

13:50-14:10 Jialiang Lu: French silks in China National Silk Museum

14:10-14:30 Maria Menshikova: “Dragons of Disgusting Appearance” on the Orthodox Casula Robe c.1700 - a Rule or Exception

14:30-14:50 Q&A


Panel 4: Asia, Chair: Claudio Zanier

15:10-15:30 Bingzhang Zhong: Restructuring Contemporary Value of Traditional Techniques of Shu Brocade in Cultural Change

15:30-15:50 Hui Liu: Chinese Brocade with linked - Pearl Pattern from 6th Century

to 8th Century

15:50-16:10 Xin Cai: The art of silk patterns in Liao, song, Xixia and Jin Dynasties under the collision and fusion of various cultures

16:10-16:30 Yusen Yu: Silk as Painting Support in the Timurid-Turkmen Periods: A New Practice of Art in Fifteenth-Century Central Asia and Iran

16:30-16:40 Q&A


Dec 1 (Fri)

Panel 5: Art of silk on the Silk Road, Chair

9:00-9:20 Le Wang: Art of silk on the Silk Road in the Han and Jin dynasties

9:20-9:40 Francina Chiara: Paisley pattern in textiles: A mark in movement along the Silk Road

9:40-10:00 Susanne Lervad: The project from Denmark

10:00-10:20 Wei Chen: The Transition under Emperor’s Enthusiasm: The Sinicization of Tapestry in Song Dynasty



Panel 6: Silk exchanges between Europe and Asia, Chair: DodeZvezdana

10:30-10:50 Claudio Zanier: Early Chinese influence on silk cultivation and silk production in Europe

10:50-11:10 Toshitaka Matsuura: History of International interchanges of silk-reeling technology: China, France and Japan

11:10-11:30 Michele Canepa: Trip of Italian people in Japan between 1855 and 1870

11:30-11:50 Q&A and closing remarks

11:50-13:50 Lunch