On tour Summer 2011
- A climate of fear: What the past tells us about human responses to climate change
- 30 years and still counting: slowing the spread of HIV in a complex world
- Desirability and domination: Greek sculpture and the modern male body
- Science meets art: investigating pigments in art and archaeology
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Science meets art: investigating pigments in art and archaeology
4 July 2011
Professor Robin Clark CNZM, FRS (UCL Chemistry)
Thursday 30 June 2011
Professor Robin Clark has used pigment analysis to reveal the secrets of the Lindisfarne Gospels, Gutenberg Bibles, Greek icons, forged papyri and the '36th Vermeer painting'. In this lecture Professor Clark explains and explores how the technique of Raman spectroscopy has helped in the restoration, conservation and dating of artwork along with the detection of forgeries.
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