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The Chemistry of Art

The very different disciplines of art and science have come together on a major new conservation project at the University of Melbourne.  A team from the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and the Centre for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology at the University are working to understand how modern artworks age, and how to best protect them for the future.

More information

You can visit the homepage of the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation here: http://cultural-conservation.unimelb.edu.au/

More information about the ARC Centre for Free Radical Chemistry can be found at http://www.freeradical.org.au/

Credits

Produced by Nerissa Hannink
Camera by Clive Banfield
Editing by Rob Cross

With thanks to Nicole Tse (Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation) and Melina Glasson (ARC Centre for Free Radical Chemistry). 
 
Artworks by Theo Strasser and Ben McKeown.