Cancelled - Arsenic is the New White
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In 2016, the IMA brought two Himalayan thangkas into its collection. Join Dr. Gregory Dale Smith, senior scientist, and Claire Hoevel, senior conservator of paper, to learn about these fascinating and colorful devotional artworks, the materials used in their construction and conservation, and the iconography of Himalayan thangkas. The team’s technical study of the thangkas, in collaboration with IUPUI geologists, led to an interesting discovery of a white mineral pigment based on toxic arsenic. The lecture, presented by the Asian Art Society, will be preceded by a tour of the IMA science laboratories.