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Visiting Scholar: Victoria Finlay

March 30, 2017
Sangren Hall , 7:00 p.m.

Victoria Finlay is the author of several non-fiction books. Color, The Natural History of the Palette involved visiting some of the amazing places historical colors came from, including Afghanistan to find the rocks that were once ground into massively expensive ultramarine paint. Jewels, A Secret History involved other adventures including crawling (alone) down Cleopatra’s almost lost emerald mines. A Brilliant History of Color in Art, published by the Getty Museum in November 2014 was named the Huffington Post’s top art book for that year. A journalist, she spent 12 years in Hong Kong over the handover, first as news reporter, then as arts editor of the South China Morning Post. She has an MA in Social Anthropology from St Andrews, and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.