Fowling in the marshes , Nebamun wall painting fragment, British Museum, London, UK EGYPTIAN BLUE the oldest known synthetic pigment. Bottom, infrared photoluminescence, bright white areas correspond to the presence of high luminescent Egyptian blue. Very stable synthetical pigment of varying blue color, ex 3000 years old exist. Copper calcium silicate the first synthetic pigment and the most widely used from the early dynasties in Egypt until the end of the Roman period in Europe.
Ballets Russes Object: Poster Place of origin: France (printed) Date: 1911 (printed) Artist/Maker: Cocteau, Jean, born 1889 - died 1963 (artist) Materials and Techniques: Colour lithograph Credit Line: Given by Mademoiselle Lucienne Astruc and Richard Buckle in memory of the collaboration between Diaghilev and Gabriel Astruc. Museum number: S.562-1980 Gallery location: In Storage
An x-ray of Alan Shepard’s Apollo 14 spacesuit allows curators and conservators to “see” inside space clothing—a task that had previously been done by peering through the neck or the wrist with a flashlight.