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Choreographies of Glassmaking: An Impression

By Márcia Vilarigues For those of us who have watched master glass makers working in their studio, it is impossible not to be enchanted by the choreography that unfolds in…

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Chemists and Historical Recipes to Clean Paintings

By Maartje Stols-Witlox As a paintings conservator, I apply chemistry on a daily basis. For instance, when removing a varnish, I rely on the difference in molecular properties of varnish and…

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A Cool Oven: Boerhaave’s Little Furnace, Part II

*This blog was cross-posted on the website of the Recipes Project on 13/12/2018* By Ruben Verwaal and Marieke Hendriksen In August of this year, we wrote about our first attempt to recreate Boerhaave’s little furnace…

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True Colors, or the Revelatory Nature of Cold

*This blog was cross-posted on the website of the Recipes Project on 06/12/2018* By Thijs Hagendijk   Heat is transformative, brings about change, separates substances or bring them together. Every…

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