Science and Fine Art

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Presenter: David Bomford

Published: March 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Vega

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David Bomford is Senior Restorer of Paintings at the National Gallery, London.  There is a long tradition of applying scientific techniques to the study of works of art.  This discourse reviews past and present approaches and shows that these advances have not only illuminated art history but also revolutionised our conservation techniques, ensuring the survival of works of art for the future.