[ASC-list] Radicals in the gallery: Scientists contend with nature's art vandals (podcast)

Dyani Lewis dyanilewis at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 03:52:44 UTC 2012

The latest podcast from Up Close is now available.

"Radicals in the gallery: Scientists contend with nature's art vandals"

Chemistry professor Carl Schiesser and art conservator Caroline Kyi discuss
how understanding the effect of free radicals on pigment helps art
galleries and museums preserve important works of art. Presented by Dr
Shane Huntington.

"Some artists believe that the degradation process is part of the artwork
and therefore the fact that the painting decays or changes colour is
actually not detrimental in the eyes of the artist.  You know the question
depends upon the work of art that the artist intended." -- Prof Carl

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Happy listening!

Dyani Lewis, PhD
Associate Producer, Science and Technology
email: dlewis at unimelb.edu.au
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