Best of the Blogs – February 2016

1.Orkney Jar

If you are interested in archaeology in Orkney, this is the website to visit. Following the discovery of a second Viking grave last month, this article describes a geophysical survey of the area to look for other burial sites.

2. BBC News

A digital reconstruction of Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom in Arles’ created by the Art Institute of Chicago, shows how the painting would have looked before the pigments had faded.

3. Bowes Museum

Delicate conservation of an 18th century ‘fashion’ doll is described in this informative blog.

4. Artlyst

Anish Kapoor has acquired exclusive rights to the blackest of black pigments. Should this be allowed?

5. British Museum

A humble copper cauldron hides hidden delights under it’s corroded exterior in this revealing blog.

 

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