The Edinburgh Medieval Pigment Project (EMPP) is a collaborative project between History of Art at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS).
We hope to:
- Increase the understanding of the way pigments were cultivated in the Middle Ages.
- Provide interested students with the opportunity to cultivate a variety of plants.
- Experiment with making pigments once the plants reach maturity.
- Use our homemade pigments in a variety of mediums.
Current pigment-yielding plants in the garden are: madder, indigo, woad, and weld.
Community outreach projects are in development, and we hope to launch them in Spring 2017. Stay tuned!