The British Museum is running a series of gallery talks and lectures over the course of British Science Week 2016, plus a ‘behind the scenes’ event on Saturday.
Starting with a Gallery talk today (16 March) British Museums Scientist, Joanne Dyer, will give a talk from 13.15-14.00 titled ‘Eyptian blue: new light on an old pigment‘. The talk is suitable for all levels of knowledge and will provide an insight into the scientific research and conservation at the Museum. This is a free, drop in event further information.
On Friday 18th March there will be two further talks. Scientist Andrew Meek will give a gallery talk ‘Scientific analysis of the Waddesdon Bequest‘ from 13.15-14.00, (free event, further information) and Caroline Cartwright will give a lunchtime lecture on ‘Mexican turquoise mosaics: new scientific insights‘. Caroline will explain how new insights from the Museum’s scientific research on Aztec/Mixtec turquoise mosaics help give cultural meaning to these extraordinary Mexican objects. This is a free event, starting at 13.30, but booking is essential. Further information and booking.