Friday, 30 January 2015

IPSWICH MUSEUM - CONSERVATION LAB VISIT


On the morning of Thursday 29th January 2015 as part of the Museums Association Transformers project at Ipswich Museum I had the chance to go into the conservation lab to view some geology specimens I'd previously chosen from a visit to the archives. During the morning I was fortunate enough to be allowed to play (I mean work) with a microscope connected to an old CRT monitor, the possibilities were endless and the specimens a delight to investigate under the microscope.

I began by documenting the specimens under the microscope but then decided to attempt to draw the specimens whilst looking through the microscope and not focusing on my hand. Due to the static from the monitor I soon noticed the paper would stick to the monitor and later I found that there was an interesting relationship placing the drawing on the screen with the specimen under the microscope. I took this another stage further by filming my drawing underneath the microscope, see below for a short video along with documentation and images of the drawings.























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