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Science and Fine Art: Royal Institution Discourse by David Bomford, National Gallery, London

David Bomford, Senior Restorer of Paintings at the National Gallery , London, video recorded in 1997. 

There is a long tradition of applying scientific techniques to the study of works of art. This discourse reviews past and present approaches and shows that these advances have not only illuminated art history but also revolutionised our conservation techniques, ensuring the survival of works of art for the future.



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