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The Poison Book Project: Arsenic & Other Heavy Metals in 19th-C. Bookbinding

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Poison Book Project investigates potentially toxic pigments used in the manufacture of Victorian-era bookcloth. Lead scientist Dr. Rosie Grayburn will situate the use of English bookcloth colored with highly poisonous emerald green pigment and other toxic pigments within a broader historical context; recommend safe handling and storage practices for emerald green bookbindings; and report on the Poison Book Project’s most recent findings.

A virtual presentation by Dr. Rosie Grayburn, Head of the Scientific Research and Analysis lab at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library and founding co-chair of the Bibliotoxicology Working Group

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Date:
October 30
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.bccbooks.org/programs/

Venue

Zoom
CA United States