Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Harvard Library Pigment Library


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I just learned about this amazing pigment collection at Harvard!  Guess a road trip is in order to see this rare collection of around 2500 different pieces. There are a lot of colors that I don't even know what they are; "Quercitron" (a yellow dye from black oak), or "Cochineal" (which comes from squished beetles - for real).

2 comments:

  1. Can you really see the collection? Which part of Harvard are these stored in?

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