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Art and Science of the Forbes Pigment Collection

 
Thursday, August 09, 2018, 06:00pm - 08:00pm
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Art and Science of the Forbes Pigment Collection by Narayan Khandekar

Narayan Khandekar

Narayan Khandekar tells us about the Forbes Pigment Collection. It will cover the reasons why Edward Waldo Forbes started collecting pigments, how the collection grew, new additions to the collection and how it is used now by using case studies from the activities of the Straus Centre for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums.

Bio: Narayan Khandekar leads the Straus Centre’s (Harvard Art Museums) conservation and research activities, as well as those for the Centre for the Technical Study of Modern Art. Specializing in the scientific analysis of paintings and painted surfaces, he has published extensively on the subject. He curates the Forbes Pigment Collection and the Gettens Collection of Binding Media and Varnishes.

A collaboration between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University.

A part of the event is supported by Jai & Sugandha Hiremath – Hikal Ltd.

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