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ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950


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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