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13:15 - 13:55 30 June 2011

Lunch Hour Lectures on tour at the British Museum: Science meets art: investigating pigments in art and archaeology


British Museum (BP Lecture Theatre) - During June 2011 UCL’s Lunch Hour Lectures will be going on tour to the British Museum | British Museum (link Map)
Great Russell Street | WC1B 3DG |

Open to: Public
Admission: Free (booking advised). Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Robin Clark, UCL Chemistry

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 will explain and explore how the technique of Raman spectroscopy has helped in the restoration, conservation and dating of artwork along with the detection of forgeries. This lecture marks 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry.


Ticket Desk at the British Museum
+44 (0)20 7323 8181 | tickets@britishmuseum.org


British Museum Events Calendar and booking site
Click here to watch this lecture streamed live on line at 1.15pm on 30 June