Imaging Techniques and the Technical Study of Drawings

While examination by x-ray, infrared, and ultraviolet light has long been a standard practice in the study of paintings, these methods not traditionally been used to the same extent in the study of drawings. Organized by the Morgan Drawing Institute and the Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan, this symposium will provide a brief overview of the imaging techniques that can be used to study works on paper, followed by a series of case studies that demonstrate how technical study has led to art historical discoveries.

Wednesday, April 25, 1:30-5 PM
Tickets: 
$15; free for members and students with a valid ID.

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Tickets include free admission for the day of the program.

Technical imaging of Thomas Gainsborough's Study of a Lady (III, 63b): visible light, reflected UVA radiation, and UVA-induced visible fluorescence.
Image Credits: Visible light image: Stephen H. Crossot; UVA images: Abigail Merritt and Justine Provino.

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