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Virtual Scilla Collection project

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Originally posted on University of Cambridge Museums:
One of the questions most frequently asked by visitors to the Sedgwick Museum is what exactly are fossils and how do they form? This question also fascinated Agostino Scilla (1629-1700); an artist who…

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Reconstructing a 17th century Flemish flower painting

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Originally posted on Art Conservation in Action:
In 2014, I started a research project at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, studying the painting technique of the seventeenth century flower painter Daniël Seghers (Antwerp 1590-1661).[1] One of the master’s flower pieces kept at the…

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SOURCE

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Originally posted on University of Cambridge Museums:
SOURCE, the young artists programme at the Fitzwilliam Museum aims to provide young people aged 15-19 years taking their final year art exams with the opportunity to: Research and extend their ideas both…

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Innovation: The Emperor’s New Clothes?

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Originally posted on University of Cambridge Museums:
Museums Computer Group meeting, May 2015 Could the pressure for museums to innovate actually be counterproductive? Should we be looking again at what ‘innovation’ means and define it much more broadly than we…

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Moretus, Rubens and Rockox: three men, three houses from Antwerp’s Golden Age

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Originally posted on That's How The Light Gets In:
On 1 July 1589 at three o’clock in the morning at his house on the Vrijdagmarkt, Christophe Plantin, Antwerp printer, breathed his last, bring to an end an illustrious career. …

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