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FAST Lecture: Multispectral Imaging: Shedding Light on Ancient Paint Surfaces

Carrie Roberts, Kelsey Museum
Thursday, January 26, 2017
5:30-7:00 PM
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Map
The technical study of ancient polychromy often relies on investigative techniques that require sampling and comparative analysis using instrumentation. Such techniques are not always achievable, due to their very dependence on samples, the acquisition of which may be restricted depending on the collection or site. For this reason, conservators at the Kelsey Museum have explored the use of non-invasive analytical and imaging techniques to investigate ancient paint surfaces. One of these techniques is Multispectral Imaging (MSI). MSI is non-destructive, affordable, and easily achievable in most settings, since it requires only a modified camera, lens filters, and portable light sources. This talk will present case studies highlighting recent endeavors to optimize MSI research for field settings.

Reception 5:30 pm, Lecture 6:00 pm.

FAST lectures are free and open to the public.
Building: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Archaeology, Lecture, Museum
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Interdepartmental Program in Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Lectures