Works of art in your local museum are not always as they seem. Ever wonder why paintings change color over time, how some ancient Chinese Jade mysteriously blackened, or how the composition of a 20 th century bronze statue can determine where, when and by whom it was cast? The art world holds secrets that many times only modern science can unlock.
Northwestern Professors Katherine Faber, David Dunand and Kimberly Gray, researchers with the Art Institute of Chicago – Northwestern University Collaboration in Conservation Science explained how using advanced and homemade research tools helps to unlock answers to questions surrounding some of our cultures biggest icons.
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Katherine T. Faber Professor, McC Materials Science and Engineering
Kimberly A. Gray Professor, McC
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David C. Dunand Professor, McC Materials Science and Engineering