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Pigments through the Ages is one of several exhibits in the WebExhibits online museum, all of which promote discovery through multidisciplinary approaches that support all learning styles. WebExhibits is a public service of the Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA).

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We invite you to link to any page within this exhibit. You can also copy or display this exhibit for noncommercial purposes, if you clearly credit WebExhibits. Legal details


Curated by Michael Douma. Data compilation by Juraj Lipscher. For more information, see the references


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Help grow this exhibit! WebExhibits wants to publish your insights into the history of pigments covered in this exhibit, as well as incorporate new facets of the evolution of pigments. Share your expertise, or send us your corrections, suggestions and feedback via  or our feedback form

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Pigments through the Ages is funded by private donations to IDEA. WebExhibits welcomes corporate sponsorships, and can assist you in identifying exhibits that are aligned with your community relations and marketing goals.