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Durham University

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

CVAC Events Listing

Art, Architecture and Museums Series: New Light on Durham's Illuminated Manuscripts

12th February 2019, 17:45, Gala Theatre Durham, Richard Gameson

From the exotic lapis lazuli and Egyptian Blue, to poisonous arsenic yellow, recent scientific investigation has identified the inks and pigments used in Durham's fabulous illuminated manuscripts. This talk will summarise the methods, their findings and their implications.

A season of events celebrating the history, art and culture of County Durham, organised in partnership by Durham County Council and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and History Departments of Durham University.

Tickets are free but booking is recommnded; please contact the Gala Theatre on 03000 266 600 or visit

Please note a small number of tickets will be available at the venue on the night of the event.

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