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


2nd IASSRT symposium, Lyon, France, Jingluntang Foundation Travel Grant Application


The Grant aims to provide financial assistance for specially invited keynote representatives, young scholars and students to participate in 2nd IASSRT Symposium “Dialogue with Silk between Europe and Asia: History, Technology and Art” to be held from Nov. 29th to Dec. 3rd, 2017 in Lyon, France. Successful applicants have to attend the technical sessions of the symposium and in person to receive the fund which will be distributed on the first day of the symposium.


                                     ANNOUNCEMENT (1st round)

2nd IASSRT symposium, Lyon, France 
Dialogue with Silk between Europe and Asia: History, Technology and Art

I. Description

“Dialogue with Silk between Europe and Asia: History, Technology and Art” Symposium and 2nd IASSRT meeting will be held from Nov. 29th to Dec. 3rd, 2017 in Lyon, France. The symposium will make in-depth discussion on the important silk traditions of Europe, Asia and other area, the functions, technologies and artistic features of their silk products, and the important role silk has played in promoting the cultural dialogue on the Silk Road.


● Host: International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT)

● Co-organizers: China National Silk Museum, Musées Gadagne

● Co-Chairmen: Feng Zhao, Xavier de la Selle


II. Program 
Nov. 29th

● Check in Musées Gadagne

● Evening: meeting of IASSRT members (venue to be decided)


Nov. 30th
“Dialogue with Silk between Europe and Asia: History, Technology and Art”Symposium (Musées Gadagne)


● Opening ceremony

● Silk traditions of France and Europe


● Silk traditions of China and Asia

● Silk traditions of Other area


Dec. 1st
“Dialogue with Silk between Europe and Asia: History, Technology and Art”Symposium (Musées Gadagne)


● Silk exchanges between Europe and Asia

● Closing ceremony


● Visit of Musées Gadagne and the Silk Market

● Reception at the Lyon City Hall


● Meeting of ISU Community (venue to be decided)


Dec. 2nd
City tour in Lyon (Musée des Tissus, Maison des Canuts, etc, to be decided)


Dec. 3rd,
Study tour to surrounding area with silk production, to be decided


III. Guest Speaker:
All the scholars of relative fields are welcomed to submit their paper to the symposium. The reply for attending the symposium (see attached) shall be sent to before Aug. 20th.


IV. Contacts:
Weiwen Zhang:



● Working language: English

● All the information about accommodation, restaurant and transportation will be finalised at the end of August.

● For more information, please link to:



Confirmation Reply











Professional Title


Topic of Speech


Abstract of Speech


Please attach a photocopy of your Passport for invitation letter.



1. La Maison des Canuts
10-12 rue d'Ivry, Lyon
+ 33 (0)4 78 28 62 04

2. Hôtel de Ville(Lyon City Hall)
1 place de la Comédie, 69001 Lyon
+ 33 (0)4 78 38 42 00 

3. Musées Gadagne
1 place du Petit Collège, 69005 Lyon
+ 33 (0)4 78 42 03 61

4. Marché des Soies (Silk Market)
20 rue de la Bourse, 69002 Lyon
+33 (0)4 72 53 72 00

5. Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs
34, rue de la Charité, 69002 Lyon
+ 33 (0)4 78 38 42 00 

6. Gare de Lyon Perrache
14, cours de Verdun, 69002 Lyon

7. Gare de la Part-Dieu 
5 place Charles-Béraudier Lyon