Researchers develop high-resolution technique for non-invasively imaging hidden layers in centuries-old paintings
A painting hanging on the wall in an art gallery tells one story. What lies beneath its surface may tell quite another.
Researchers demonstrate highly unidirectional 'whispering gallery' microlasers
Utilizing a century-old phenomenon discovered in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, applied scientists at Harvard University have demonstrated, for the first time, highly collimated unidirectional microlasers.
Professor discovers new use for laser in art world
A U.S. professor who developed a laser to study melanoma has discovered a new use for it: uncovering what's underneath artwork without damaging the pieces.
World's top museums open doors on Twitter with #MuseumWeek
The Louvre, New York's MoMA, the National Gallery of Australia, the Tokyo National Museum, Shakespeare's Globe in Britain and more than 1,400 other museums around the world are coming to Twitter next week.
Ensuring cultural heritage protection
Transit exhibitions and artwork loaning may lead to mistreatments or damages of art pieces, exposure to sudden environmental changes and to the risk of fraud.
With selfies, the world turns the camera on itself
Stuck on a ledge halfway up a 3,000-foot (1,000-meter) cliff in Oman, his climbing rope sliced in two by sharp rocks, Jimmy Chin did what anyone else would have done in his predicament.
The Golden Mean and aesthetics
What do the façades of the National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square and the Sydney Opera House in Australia have in common?
Why have Murillo's skies turned grey?
Smalt was one of the blue pigments the most commonly used by the artists between the 16th and 18th centuries. Unfortunately, this pigment is unstable and tends to fade with time. Researchers from the new European ...
Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions (Update)
"Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures.
No 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks
You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.
San Francisco's 'other' bridge prepares to shine
(AP)—After more than 75 years in the shadow of its glamorous cousin, San Francisco's "other" bridge is getting a chance to shine.
New easel reveals secrets of old masters
A state-of-the-art easel is literally shedding new light on the ingenious variety of materials that have been used over the centuries to create artists' paint pigments.
The art of faking it: gallery puts forgeries on show
The National Gallery in London will exhibit a collection of fake and wrongly-attributed paintings next year, in a show exploring how modern science has lifted the lid on centuries of forgery.
Science uncovers the hidden secrets of world-famous paintings
(PhysOrg.com) -- The hidden secrets of some of the world's most famous paintings have been revealed thanks to a partnership between EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and the UK National ...