materials and techniques

Browse the online glossary, look up definitions for materials and techniques, and view video clips and works from the collection related to specific glossary terms.

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Browse the entire collection, sorting by materials, techniques, dates or artist. Click on the object or the artists’ names to learn more about them.

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Use the keyword search below to find objects by title, material, or artist information. Click ‘advanced search’ for more searching options.

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