Painting the past: using geological techniques to identify artists' pigments in Roman archaeology

Painting the past: using geological techniques to identify artists' pigments in Roman archaeology
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Evening Lecture in association with University of Aberdeen Museums and Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Dr Ruth Siddall, University College London, will present a lecture entitled “Painting the past: using geological techniques to identify artists’ pigments in Roman archaeology”.

The analysis of artists’ pigments and paints can be routinely analysed using polarizing light microscopy. This technique can also provide information on pigment provenance, manufacture and processing and reveal colours produced by mixing pigments. This talk will present some analyses of the pigments and discuss the techniques used in Roman-period painting in the British Isles and across the Empire.

Speaker
Dr Ruth Siddall, University College London
Hosted by
University of Aberdeen Museums
Venue
Regent Lecture Theatre
Contact

University of Aberdeen Museums
King’s Museum
Old Town House
High Street
Aberdeen
AB24 3EN            

Tel: 01224 274330
E-mail: kingsmuseum@abdn.ac.uk

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