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Students Use Infrared Cameras to Discover Artists' Working Processes

05.04.2011
Thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum has been able to expand its outreach to faculty across campus and bring in more classes--both art-related and not--to use the museum, and its artwork, for learning across a wide range of academic disciplines.

In the video, students in a Molecular and Atomic Structure course use infrared cameras to examine the underlayers of paintings--some hundreds of years old--and discover artists' working processes. They even found a forged signature!

Max Pearlstein | Newswise Science News
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http://www.mtholyoke.edu

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