Science and Art


Coming out of one’s shell: new book explores overlooked mollusc art by naturalist's daughters

Martin Lister enlisted his daughters Susanna and Anna because of the unreliability of the best professional engravers


William Hunter and the enlightened art of science

A new publication brings together the Scottish surgeon's art collection for the first time in many years

Lift-off for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

New exhibition in Zurich exploring artistic engagement with the Moon will be joined by more lunar-themed shows launching around the world

Storm King to stage major survey of Mark Dion’s environmental installations

The 500-acre sculpture park and museum in upstate New York is a fitting venue for the artist’s ecologically minded work

Art meets science in new gallery at King’s College London

Free venue joins a growing global network of Science Gallery spaces


Otto Marseus van Schrieck: introducing the inventor of the 'forest-floor' still-life

This splendid book uncovers the Dutch painter who brought the lowliest creatures of the forest ecosystem to life

Trevor Paglen lets you view the world as the machines see it

Ahead of his retrospective at Washington, DC's Smithsonian American Art Museum, the artist discusses his interest in the social and political implications of technologies, including mass surveillance systems and artificial intelligence

Artists deliver climate-change message that time is running out

They are increasingly sounding the alarm on global warming, through new works and collaborations with scientists

Artists show their power to effect change

In the visual arts, a greater sense of activism is possible, and it’s being helped by the absorption of a broader range of disciplines and media into the canon

Spot the horse: imaging technology reveals hidden secrets of Dutch Golden Age paintings

New algorithm, developed by scientists at the National Gallery of Art, precisely aligns layered images to reveal compositional differences

Make art but can’t travel? Yorkshire museum asks artists to email their tech-based works instead

The project was inspired by the experience of working with artists who struggle to obtain visas and those who are too fearful to even apply

Wellbeing at the heart of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts extension

As well as housing Old Masters, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace also focuses on art therapy

What happens when a colourblind artist can finally see the full spectrum?

Daniel Arsham has expanded his palette thanks to high-tech “sunglasses” and is showing richly hued works for the first time at New York’s Perrotin gallery

New light shed on craftsmen who captured sea life in glass

Corning Museum restores fragile models by father and son glassblowers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

Student sculptors revive the faces of cold-case victims

Forensic busts based on 3D printed skulls have led to at least one positive DNA identification

Where science and art collide

Liverpool’s Fact partners with Geneva’s Cern on an artist residency, while the artist Ryoichi Kurokawa collaborates with the astrophysicist Vincent Minier to depict the birth of stars

How university museums bridge the gap between art and science

The Berkeley Art Museum, which reopens this month, joins host of institutions looking to cross disciplinary boundaries

Sergei Korolev: the unknown winner of the space race

As the countdown to London's Cosmonauts show begins, we speak to the daughter of the rocket scientist who blasted Yuri Gagarin into space


Christie’s sale loses a probable half million over withdrawn paintings found to be fakes

Experts proved just before last year’s auction in New York that at least six paintings were recent forgeries

New laser technology for painting restoration

Revolutionary non-contact cleaning method to be unveiled this month at Liverpool’s laser conservation conference

The Westminster Retable: technically daring and now in danger

£250,000 needed to restore the greatest English medieval altarpiece

Archaeologists delighted as Schliemann's Trojan treasure becomes available for research

British scientists describe the new techniques which could be used to investigate the recently revealed gold and silver hoard

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