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The SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide. Our mission is to educate the changing world in the science of colour. SDC is a professional, chartered society. Becoming a member gives access to SDC’s Professional Coloration Qualifications including the elite Chartered Colourist status. We have an international network of regions and activities.

Engaging with Colour
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As an educational charity the SDC provides education in many different forms to many different end users. Engaging with Colour 2016-17 looks back at some of SDC's key activities during 2016, and highlights current and future projects for 2017.
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Galway-Mayo Student Wins Ireland Heat

Talented textile print design student Eleanore Curley from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has plenty to smile about after winning the Ireland heat of the SDC, International Design Competition, which took place at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin on Friday 23rd June.  The judges commented […]

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International Conference: Design for a Circular economy

Hilton Residences, Colombo, Sri Lanka

SDC Hong Kong seminar and annual dinner

CITA, 63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Day of Celebration 2018

Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York, UK

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Physico-Chemical Aspects of Textile Coloration
Author: S M Burkinshaw
Essential reading for students, teachers, researchers and professionals involved in textile coloration.
Price: £125.00 / €173.30 / $190.00
SDC members’ price: £94.00

Standard Colorimetry: Definitions, Algorithms and Software
Authors: Claudio Oleari and Gabriele Simone
An accessible and valuable resource for students, lecturers, researchers and laboratory technicians in colour science and image technology.
Price: £60.00 /€ 83.10 / $95.00
SDC members’ price: £45.00

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