Arts and Design

Art and Design - Feb 4
Art and Design
Imperial and National Gallery researchers have used a new algorithm to help visualise hidden drawings beneath Leonardo Da Vinci's Virgin of the Rocks. Imperial College London's Professor Pier Luigi Dragotti and National Gallery 's Dr Catherine Higgitt used the new algorithm combined with a technique called macro X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) scanning, which maps chemical elements within paintings.
Art and Design - Nov 13, 2019

Midlands Art Papers (MAP) - a collaboration between the University of Birmingham's History of Art Department and cultural practitioners from 13 partner museums and galleries across the Midlands - has launched its latest annual issue.

Art and Design - Administration - Apr 17, 2019

A University of Birmingham expert is joining forces with British Army and the Bundeswehr to help strengthen bonds between German and British soldiers through his research into their shared entertainment history.

Art and Design - Sep 20, 2018

Existing practices and funding regimes exacerbate the structural inequalities faced by black and minority ethnic (BME) groups, a new report has found. The finding comes from a ground-breaking two-year Common Cause Research collaboration which explored how universities and BME communities* work together.

History - Art and Design - Nov 13, 2019
History - Art and Design

Leading international specialists in the field of art history have released the initial findings of a four-year collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow's most famous paintings, the Lady in a Fur Wrap.

Art and Design - Health - Nov 15, 2018

‌A series of drawings by a Scottish artist showing powerful glimpses of death and dying will have their first public exhibition in Scotland. Glasgow-based Norman Gilbert drew a series of 15 intimate end of life portraits of his wife Pat as he kept vigil for a week at her bedside.

Art and Design - Event - Aug 2, 2018

The Getty Foundation has announced the launch of Conserving Canvas, a new initiative that aims to ensure that critical conservation skills needed to care for paintings on canvas do not disappear. Conserving Canvas will keep much-needed skills alive through a number of grants that support the conservation of paintings, workshops, seminars, training residencies, and a major symposium.


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