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Macro Photography

Close up examination of paintings helps us to appreciate the fine detail of a painting. Often the structure of this detail can only really be fully appreciated by a high magnification inspection of the painted surface. Such inspections can be very informative about techniques used in creating the picture, previous restoration attempts or the extent of any damage. Early signs of impending deterioration can be picked up in this way and dealt with before it has a chance to cause irreversible damage.

Detail of an area of the Westminster Retable  

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The globe shown here measures approx 3 cm in diameter in the original. 

 

 

 

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Praise for Spike Bucklow's 'Red'

Feb 09, 2018

Spike Bucklow's "Red" was placed on the American Library Association's prestigious 'Choice List' of Outstanding Academic Publications, 2017. A review in the Burlington Magazine (CLIX, 2017, p. 737) said it was ‘written by a research scientist but with the flair of a biographer’

Artists before Columbus: new research on the Caribbean’s largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art

Oct 30, 2017

Published by the Journal of Archaeological Science on 30 October, the paper reveals key discoveries such as the first direct rock art dates in the Caribbean, how pre-Columbian rock-art was made and their paint recipes.

Conservation Blog now available

Jun 22, 2017

Conservators at the Fitzwilliam Museum have started a blog.

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