In Restoring Art Done Right, episode 6 of “Speaking of Chemistry”, Sophia Cai shows you how chemists and conservators teamed up to remove graffiti from priceless art– Mark Rothko’s “Black on Maroon”.
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Dow Scientists Help Restore Painting
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 22 | pp. 14-15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 2, 2014
Dow Coating Material press release: Modern Science Meets Modern Art: Dow Research Helps Tate Restore Rothko Masterpiece about Rothko restoration
Dow Chemical Company video: The Art of Collaboration: Modern Science Meets Modern Art
Tate Modern video: Restoring Rothko