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The science connoisseur

At the recent ‘Curiously Drawn….’ conference, Kim Sloan of the British Museum spoke on the art collections of Hans Sloane, in her paper ‘Sir Hans Sloane’s pictures: the science of connoisseurship or the art of collecting?’ It is perhaps not … Continue reading

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Fossil wars

  The first speaker at the recent conference ‘Curiously Drawn: The Origins of Science as a Visual Pursuit’ held at the Royal Society (21-22 June), was Paula Findlen of Stanford University with her fascinating paper on how the drawings of Agostino … Continue reading

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