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Lithographic chalk

The oldest tools for litho drawing, they are greasy sticks used to draw a design onto the prepared surface ready for lithographic printing. There are many types of crayon or ink in use now, but they generally all contain wax, tallow fat, and soap, as well as the black carbon pigment.

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Pioneer Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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Archive interviews

Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.

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