Week 2 – Looking at the History

Mar 28, 2020

Hi everyone!

I’ve gotten into a good routine with my teleworking now. I’ve spent most of the week researching once again, alternating between working on collecting information for the general pigment list I mentioned last week and taking notes and writing more detailed histories for each of the five pigments I chose. Those histories looked at a few changes in the pigments use, such as when the commercial production of the pigments, which, in the case of many modern pigments, is after its initial discovery, or times when the pigments popularity rose or fell and the reasons for the change. Luckily, I had already collected some digital sources that I needed to do this, so not having access to any libraries didn’t restrict me. I will be continuing my work on these write-ups next week with research on more specific pigment uses and historical recipes.

My on-site mentor is floating around other ideas of work to do if I end up finishing my current project. There is still a lot I can do with my current tasks though, so we’ll just wait and see if I need to switch.

That’s all I have for this week. I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe.

2 Replies to “Week 2 – Looking at the History”

  1. Alan Y. says:

    It’s great to hear that you are making progress despite having to work remotely. Looking forward to next weeks blog!

  2. paulg says:

    Truly edifying to see good work continuing even amidst the pandemic. Research with the pigment keeps adding color to all those who are reading from afar and wishing you keeping he routines you have established. Wonderful, and appreciated!

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