Collections

 2016, Study Access Classroom Use Objects Request Form, Emory University

Interpretive Tool for Loan: Pigment Kits created by the University of Delaware Conservation Department  2016, MITRA, deGhetaldi And Baade, University of Delaware

 2015, Handout – Art Teaching Languages, Yale University Art Gallery

Interpretive Tool for Loan: Pigment Kits created by the University of Delaware Conservation Department 2014, Kress Technical Art History Website, deGhetaldi And Baade, University of Delaware

Interpretive Tool for Loan: Pigment Kits created by the University of Delaware Conservation Department

Interpretive Tool for Loan: Pigment Kits created by the University of Delaware Conservation Department Interpretive Tool for Loan: Pigment Kits created by the University of Delaware Conservation Department

 

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation would like to offer up an interpretive tool that may be of use to your institution.  Recently the University of Delaware Conservation Department organized the Technical Art History: Egg Tempera Painting and Gilding Workshops, summer programs which focused on the working methods of early Italian tempera painters.  In conjunction with these workshops, several pigment kits were created which contain samples of materials traditionally used by artists in the early modern period.  These kits are available for loan and have already been borrowed by both museum education departments and college and university art history departments.  Each pigment kit contains the following raw materials and pigments in sealed plastic containers:

Azurite                          Malachite
Charcoal                       Natural Chalk
Cochineal Insects          Parchment Scraps
Dog’s Tooth                  Raw Umber
Gold Leaf                     Raw Sienna
Green Earth                   Red Earth
Gypsum                        Red Lake
Lapis Lazuli                   Vermilion
Lead Tin Yellow             Yellow Ochre
Lead White

The kits are housed at the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and are typically loaned out for periods of 4 to 9 months.  If your institution is interested in borrowing a kit, please email chelsea.cates@kressfoundation.org with your request.