Tuesday 30 June 2020

A History of Pigments: from cave paintings to the present day
Date: Tuesday 30th June, 2-3 pm (BST) 
Duration: one hour
Cost: $5.00 / free to SDC members 

Pigments have been used for thousands of years to bring colour to our world. This talk will describe some of the earliest pigments known, curious methods of making pigments in ancient times and the development of synthetic pigments from the 1700s to the present day. Examples of art from the Renaissance to the Impressionists, and the pigments used by these artists will be described. The development of pigments for high-tech applications will also be mentioned. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A.  
Speaker: the speaker for the webinar is Dr Christine Holdstock MRSC, CCol ASDC, FSDC, FHEA, Colour Science Consultant. Christine became involved in the area of colour when she joined the dyeing department of Wira (the Wool Industries Research Association) in Leeds. At Wira she undertook research into the control of the dyeing process, and was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds. Christine was a member of the Department of Colour Chemistry and Dyeing (which became the Department of Colour Science) at the University of Leeds for over 20 years. She taught many aspects of Colour Science, including the history of coloration, human colour vision, colour measurement, dyes and dyeing. Christine was awarded the Society of Dyers and Colourist’s Silver medal and is also a Fellow of the SDC. 

How to book:
The webinar costs $5.00.  To book your place or for further information please follow the links below.

A History of Pigmentsinformation and online booking

Interested in accessing the webinar free of charge?
Would you also like to access webinar on Contemporary Colour Theory, Colour Communication and Chemical Compliance free of charge? Then ask about membership of SDC. Please email: [email protected]

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