This is too cool! There is a museum dedicated entirely to color, or "colour" as they spell it, in Bradford, UK. Anyone over in Britain been there?
blogger, having visited the museum, remarked that it seemed primarily aimed at school aged children, with lots of interactive elements, buttons to press, films to watch, dials to turn to make color accessible and interesting. Indeed, the museum board has decided to focus exclusively on education for schools and groups, and so is no longer open to casual visitors. Too bad, I would -love- to see this place...
There are loads of models that have been invented over the years to organize colors. My little painter's color wheel is just one of many. Just take a look:
The museum site also has an extensive educational section, with topics ranging from the history of colour therapy to colour and mosaics. The site is a bit cumbersome to navigate, as you must click through seemingly-endless pages to read each article.
The museum is operated by the Society of Textile Dyers, so I would imagine it would have an extensive section on fabric dyeing.
There's lot of other fun activities hidden in the site, ranging from historical data on color vision and medieval fashion...
to a virtual coloring book. Like my fish?
It's a strange mix of hard data, more geared towards adults, and fun games for kids, and the kid in all of us. Take a look around, there's a ton to see!