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From Connoisseurship to Technical Art History: The Evolution of the Interdisciplinary Study of Art

Alan Burroughs of Harvard's Fogg Art Museum viewing an X-ray of an art object in 1941. Burroughs's research on the use of X-radiography in the examination of art formed one of the first extensive archives of technical documents on art objects. Photo: Courtesy Harvard University Archives; HUP Burroughs, Alan, A.B. 1920(1).