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Victorian Electrotypes: Old Treasures, New Technology

Electrometallurgy, one of many radical innovations of the nineteenth century, was used to create reproductions of historic silver with breathtaking fidelity. Explore how this technology brought science and art together. Presented with the exhibition Victorian Electrotypes: Old Treasures, New Technology. Learn More: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2011/electrotypesIntroduction by exhibition curator Ellenor M. Alcorn, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, MMAArt and Science: The Role of Electrometallurgy in the Nineteenth-Century Goldsmith's WorkshopUbaldo Vitali, conservator and silversmithThe Perfect Marriage of Art and Industry: Elkington's and the South Kensington Museum's Electrotyping ProgramAngus Patterson, curator of European Base Metals and Arms and Armour, Victoria and Albert MuseumThe Elkington & Co.Visitors' Books at Philadelphia,1876Alistair Grant, associate tutor in the Department of Art History at the University of Sussex and Research and Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass Departments of the Victoria and Albert MuseumElectroforming in the Contemporary Studio: A ConversationMichael Glancy, independent artist, and senior critic, Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department, Rhode Island School of DesignEllenor M. Alcorn, associate curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, MMA
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