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Exercise: 'Annotate a Greek sculpture or vase painting'

As mentioned previously I visited Petworth House in West Sussex recently and I was fortunate to be able to research a wide array of neo-classical and ancient sculptures in the Sculpture Gallery.  1,375 more words


Research point- 'Visit a Classical Building'

As part of my research for this section on classical art I decided to visit Petworth House in West Sussex on 12th August.

I was interested in visiting Petworth House in particular as Petworth houses the largest collection of art and sculpture in the National Trust and has a gallery dedicated to ancient and neo-classical sculptures. 1,358 more words


5 Reasons to Make Seeing Art a Habit

I love theater. I try to see a play or musical at least once every month. If I could afford it, I’d go every week! The first year of grad school, I didn’t go at all. 713 more words


Gamma radiography

This is the last of my posts on the intensive study of the marbles conducted in early June (at least for now!). In addition to polychromy, we did something that was never before done at the museum (and probably never will be done again): gamma radiography! 480 more words


Thinking about the canon

For this first exercise there are a number of questions that I need to answer prior to commencing with the reading for this project. The text that I am using as my main source of information is ‘A World History of Art’ by Hugh Honour and John Fleming. 688 more words


A Clear Look at Ancient Glass

The NCMA’s marble sculptures and glass vessels were under study at the same time (with me managing everything). The post I wrote about the research on ancient glass in the museum’s classical collection (conducted by Janet Jones, professor at Bucknell University) is now available on the Museum blog: … 7 more words


Pigment sampling

Now that we know there are traces of pigments on some of the Classical sculptures, it is time to take samples of all colours found on these objects. 153 more words