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DIA Conservator working on Bruegel's "The Wedding Dance"

Scientific Inquiry: Behind the Scenes of Bruegel’s “The Wedding Dance” Revealed

What happens behind closed doors at the DIA? Using the Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed exhibit, students explore the work of DIA conservation professionals and how they unraveled the mysteries behind Bruegel’s famous piece using observation, scientific inquiry, and scientific instruments.
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Scene from "The Tale of Genji": from the chapter "The Maiden", between 1650 and 1700

Lessons from Asian Art: Material World

Through a variety of classroom and museum experiences, middle school students will apply their scientific inquiry skills to investigate different artistic mediums in order to discover how artists have applied various tools and technology in the transformation of raw materials into works of art. 
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