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The Royal Society is the UK National Academy of Science dedicated to recognising excellence in science and promoting its relationship with other disciplines. 

In 2011 the Open University collaborated with the Royal Society curating an interdiciplinary exhibition on the use of crystals in art.  Visit their website

Image: Ackroyd and Harvey, Crystal Fish, 2005, supplied by Professor Gill Perry
Event date
Monday, July 4, 2011 - 23:00
6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG

‘Crystal World’ was an art exhibition held in July-October 2011. Curated by Gill Perry, Professor of Art History at the Open University and with the collaboration of the Royal Society, it explored modern artists’ fascination with the crystals and the relationships with scientific and philosophical studies of these chemical substances. In this podcast Gill Perry discusses the exhibition with Dr Keith Moore, Chief Librarian of the Royal Society. The interview takes place in the exhibition space in October, 2011.

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