This interactive workshop, given by conservation staff from Northumbria University's MA Conservation of Fine Art programme, will allow participants to investigate and practice with traditional painting and writing materials techniques used by medieval illuminators in the 7th and 8th century.
Focusing on the science, history and manufacture of the inks and pigments typically used in the early English medieval scriptorium and specifically in the Lindisfarne Gospels, the workshop will also provide a discussion on how science is used at Northumbria University to identify, preserve and conserve materials used in medieval manuscripts.
Participants will then have a chance to grind their own pigments, make their own paint, and create a practice piece using traditional medieval techniques.
Please note: this activity is now fully booked. Please contact the organiser for further information.
This event is part of Northumbria University's Festival Hub.