Art Historian Simon Schama Takes on the Forbes Pigment Collection at Harvard University

Treasures from the Color Archive—The New Yorker

Begun in the early twentieth century, the Forbes Pigment Collection at the Harvard Art Museums’ Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies contains over 2,500 samples, ranging in dates back to 1,000 BCE.  Art historian, Simon Schama discusses the collection, and how it ties into the emergence of art conservation in the United States.

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