An ambitious project is making accessible some of the most important visual resources for research into international polar exploration.
Dragon’s Blood, Purple of Cassius and Scarlet Lake – all pigments concocted by the 19th-century 'Colourmen' of Winsor & Newton artists’ suppliers. Now, a painstaking and methodical analysis of their hand-written recipe books has been developed into a searchable database.
Two very different projects in the University have at their heart the ancient craft of lexicography: the art of compiling and editing dictionaries. But one project is reviving glossaries created over a thousand years ago and the other is creating a new lexicon of an ancient language.