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Silk skirt and blouse dyed with Sir William Henry Perkin's Mauve Aniline Dye.

110 years ago on this day, 14 July 1907, the famous chemist William Henry Perkin died. To commemorate this anniversary, Sophie Waring, Curator of Chemistry, looks at items in the collections linked to his most famous invention: mauveine, the first synthetic organic chemical dye.

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