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Creating an on-line interactive database to aid research into historic printmaking processes and techniques (2008)
Dataset
Hill, V., & Thirkell, P. (2008). Creating an on-line interactive database to aid research into historic printmaking processes and techniques. [Dataset]

An electronic archive designed to house digitized images of the RE print collection to present to a wider audience than currently possible due to the geographical limitations inherent in physical material. This archive opens up the collection to inte... Read More about Creating an on-line interactive database to aid research into historic printmaking processes and techniques.

The collotype database (2006)
Dataset
Thirkell, P. (2006). The collotype database. [Dataset]

The database was created as a result of demand from the international collotype community. There are only three commercial companies using the process in the world and academics, as part of the Association of European Historic Printing Museums, were... Read More about The collotype database.

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Diploma Collection Archive
Dataset
Thirkell, P., & Hill, V. Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Diploma Collection Archive. [Dataset]

This archive contains the prints held in the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers diploma print collection dating back to its conception in 1880. The collection consists of prints donated by members upon their election to the society, and as such, co... Read More about Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Diploma Collection Archive.

Woodburytype database
Dataset
Hoskins, S., Thirkell, P., & Hill, V. Woodburytype database. [Dataset]

This archive contains material relating to the photo-mechanical printing process invented by Walter Woodbury in 1865. Like the collotype process this also takes advantage of the changing nature of bichromated gelatine after exposure to light to produ... Read More about Woodburytype database.