ARGYLL-based Fyne Conservation Services is in the running for an Anna Plowden Research and Innovation Award, thanks to its solving of a longstanding problem with colour changes in glazed ceramics after restoration.
Conservation scientist, Professor Norman Tennent, made good use of a project and marketing grant from HIE Argyll and the Islands and an EU innovations support grant to develop a new a range of dyes and fillers to be used in the repair and restoration of damaged works of art.
Teaming up with Dr Jim Nobbs, head of colour chemistry and polymers at the University of Leeds, they tackled the issue of ‘metamerism’ – a phenomenon in the conservation of ceramics where two colours appear to be the same under one set of lighting conditions, but look completely different under others.
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