The Order of Colour: Visit to the Colour Reference Library, Royal College o...

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Royal College of Art

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A rare opportunity to see treasures and ephemera from the Colour Reference Library, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of colour-related publications in the world. Visitors will be introduced to a range of historical systems and schemes for representing and organising colour, including hand-coloured materials, and these will be contrasted with commercial samples and ephemeral schemes devised after the advent of synthetic dyes. From the ‘White of the Human Eyeballs’ to the ‘Mauve Potato Flower’, this session will explore the challenges of describing and organising colour and the long quest to pin it down.

The Order of Colour: Visit to the Colour Reference Library' is part of ChemFest 2019, a season of events jointly organised by the Science Museum, Imperial College London, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the 1851 Commission and the Royal College of Art.

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