Prof. Dr. Recep Karadağ

Style of Art : Conservation / chemist
Branch of Art : Natural dyeing, analysis of dyestuffs from historical and archaeological art objects
Art Profile :

Prof. Dr. Recep Karadağ graduated from the Chemistry Department in the Faculty of Atatürk Education at Marmara University in 1986. He completed his Master’s degree at his alma mater in 1990 and doctoral degree in the Department of Analytic Chemistry at the Health Sciences Institute in 1994. Karadağ became an Associate Professor in the area of Textile Technologies in 2004 and obtained professorship in 2009. Currently, he teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Marmara University and serves as a consultant in the Turkish Cultural Foundation.

Karadağ works in the areas of natural dyeing, analysis of dyestuffs from historical and archaeological art objects, and natural pigments. He is the author of over thirty SCI and AHCI publications including book chapters and papers at symposiums and congresses. He has also published two books through the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism as well as many articles. His articles have been referenced in many SCI Journals. Karadağ has participated in many international projects and has served as coordinator of projects within the European Union Sixth Framework Program as well as many national projects. Since 2006, Karadağ has been invited as a speaker to European summer schools, which were held by the European Union and Chemical Network. He served as an organizational director in the 27th Dyes History and Archaeology Meeting. Karadağ has also served as a judge for many articles to be published in international science journals.

Project served on:
• "Investigation, Revival and Optimization of Traditional Mediterranean Coloring Technology for the Conservation of the Cultural Heritage" SIXTH FRAMEWORKPROGRAMME FP6-2003-INCO-MPC-2, 2006-2009.
• The Dyes on the Silk Road, UNESCO Project, 1993.
• Turkish Textile Historical Research Project, Turk Economy Bank, 1992.
• DOBAG (Natural Dyes Research-Development) project, Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, 1989-2001.
• Palmyra Textile, DAI (German Archaeological Institute), GDAMS (Project of the General Administration of Antique Works and Syrian Museums Project. German Embassy of Damascus, Goethe Institute, IFAPO (French Archaeological Institute), IFEAD (Arab Institute for French Studies), 1993-1999.
• Sultanahmet Mosque Carpet Replacement Project, Istanbul District Governorship, 2001-2006.
• 7th “Masado Textiles Project, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Archaeology. 2005.
• “Promotion and Sales Consulting Education Project for Cultural Decorative, Touristic Giftware.” European Union Active Workforce Employment Project, New Opportunities Program, Ankara, 2005.
• İŞKUR PROJECT, Mersin (Natural Dyes Project) 2005.



Foundation : Turkish Cultural Foundation, DATU
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City : Istanbul
Country : Turkey
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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