What is in the Materials Library and how can I access it?
The Fisher Fine Arts Materials Library is a collection of material samples that serves academics, designers, material scientists and engineers. A diverse and interdisciplinary collection, the samples range from construction materials like Indiana limestone and recycled plastic roofing shingles to emergent and cutting-edge materials like conductive paint and graphene aerogels to materials of historical importance like ultramarine pigments and Tyrian purple, a dye prized by Roman emperors.
The collection is intended for hands-on exploration. Patrons are encouraged to interact with the materials to discover their properties and further their own research and exploration. The collection can be accessed in person or remotely in our online database which includes images and material descriptions.
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