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hyperallergic: “ (via A Pigment Library That Launched American Art Conservation) When the Harvard Art Museums reopen this Sunday after a six-year expansion project, historic pigments foundational to.

The color vault at Harvard's Straus Center, known as the Forbes Pigment Collection, is home to some of the world's rarest pigments. See the video produced by Great Big Story now on THE COLORIST

Inside the Color Vault: Forbes Pigment Collection

Housed in Harvard's Straus Center For Conservation and Technical Studies is a collection of pigments collected from the last number of.

This Could Be the World’s Most Colorful Library - Harvard’s Forbes Pigment Collection preserves some of history’s most precious colors—and helps conserve the world’s greatest art

This Could Be the World’s Most Colorful Library

Curious visitors who turn left off the Harvard Art Museums’ elevators on the building’s fourth floor are greeted by the Forbes Pigment Collection, a floor-to-ceiling wall of color compiled from about 1910 to 1944 by the former director of the Fogg Museum.

The Forbes pigment collection contains more than 2,500 samples and is renowned in the art community. The collection also serves as a teaching tool, resource, and even artwork.

Forbes pigment collection serves as teaching tool, resource, and even artwork

The Forbes pigment collection contains more than 2,500 samples and is renowned in the art community. The collection also serves as a teaching tool, resource, and even artwork.

Das Harvard-Museum zeigt die seltensten Farben der Welt

Das Harvard-Museum zeigt die seltensten Farben der Welt

The most unusual colors from Harvard's storied pigment library include beetle extracts, poisonous metals, and human mummies.

The Harvard Library That Protects The World’s Rarest Colors

The most unusual colors from Harvard’s storied pigment library include beetle extracts, poisonous metals, and human mummies.

Forbes Pigment Collection – Cambridge, Massachusetts | Atlas Obscura

Forbes Pigment Collection

Discover Forbes Pigment Collection in Cambridge, Massachusetts: The thousands of shades on display — some toxic, others impossibly rare — are a library of more than just color.

Some yellow pigments from the Forbes Pigment  Collection, in the Harvard Universality's Harvard Art Museums Fogg Museum  Peter Vanderwarker. photo

Some yellow pigments from the Forbes Pigment Collection, in the Harvard Universality's Harvard Art Museums Fogg Museum Peter Vanderwarker.

The pigments in the Forbes collection come from all over the world, and some are stored in their original delicate glass containers.Jenny Stenger, © President and Fellows of Harvard College

The Harvard Library That Protects The World’s Rarest Colors

The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors The most unusual colors from Harvard's storied pigment library include beetle extracts, poisonous metals, and human mummies.

The thousands of shades on display — some toxic, others impossibly rare — are a library of more than just color.

Forbes Pigment Collection

Discover Forbes Pigment Collection in Cambridge, Massachusetts: The thousands of shades on display — some toxic, others impossibly rare — are a library of more than just color.

A Short History of a Pigment Collection (and Art Conservation in the United States) | Index Magazine

A Short History of a Pigment Collection (and Art Conservation in the United States): “ Ranging from rare bits of Egyptian blue glass dating to BCE to newly released fluorescent hues, the pigment.

2,500 Pigment Samples Collected from Around the World Are on Display in Harvard's Labs - My Modern Met

2,500 Pigment Samples Collected from Around the World Are on Display in Harvard's Labs

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Hoy en día, tener una amplia variedad de colores para escribir o dibujar puede ser algo al alcance de cualquier niño. Sin embargo, en el pasado, los colores podían ser tan valiosos como el oro o la plata, pero pocos tuvieron la lucidez de Edward Forbes para coleccionarlos. Aunque nos resulte sorprendente, la historia y […]

La colección de colores más importante del mundo

Harvard’s Forbes Pigment Collection preserves some of history’s most precious colors—and helps conserve the world’s greatest art

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