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Create Your Own Cyanotype


While you're at the Museum, stop by our Make & Take Station for free activities.

Learn about light and color while you make your own cyanotype on paper. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.

Join Dr. Ana Doblas of the University of Memphis' Physics and Engineering Department and the Museum's Education Department as they discuss the science behind how light and color behave, and guide you through using light to create your own cyanotype.

For more information, contact Luke Ramsey at 636-2388 (cell: 901 438-4251).

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