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Chemistry on Canvas: A Revealing Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Lavoisier

In conjunction with the World Science Festival, Nobel laureates Harold E. Varmus (Physiology or Medicine, 1989) and Roald Hoffmann (Chemistry, 1981) and art historian Kathryn Calley Galitz explore David's 1788 portrait of the Lavoisiers. Encounter this important painting from the perspectives of science, politics, and art and learn about Madame Lavoisier's artistic and scientific contributions to her husband's groundbreaking research.

Conservation and Scientific Research (30)

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Conserving the Emperor's Carpet
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The Arts of the Book
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Revealing the Original
(00:25:21) 162 views

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Conserving the Damascus Room
(00:03:14) 1182 views