Practical Science for Conservators VI: 'Beyond a Thousand Words: Computational Imaging for Cultural Heritage'

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Friday, 9 April, 2021 - 17:00

In this session Dr. Marc Walton will discuss the aims and goals of the emerging field of computational imaging and how it has come to influence the way we look at and study art objects. In recent years there have been unprecedented advances in scientific imaging hardware with end-to-end integration with image processing and data fusion methods which has resulted in new ways to acquire and view images of artworks. These developments will be illustrated through a series of case studies from work conducted through the Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts at Northwestern University, which, for the last 8 years, has been collaborating with experts in computer science and electrical engineering to realize better ways of undertaking scientific imaging of artworks.

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This free series is open to all conservators, conservation scientists, and conservation students. Zoom will open Friday at 5:00pm PST (8:00pm EST; 9:00pm Brazil; 1:00am Western European; 2:00am Central European; 10:00am Saturday Australia; noon New Zealand) with presentations starting at 5:10pm PST.

European Remix!
For those in the UK and Europe: Jénnifer González Corujo will be hosting the European Remix of the events which will take place on Sunday, April 11 at 8:00pm BST (11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST). Email Jenny at for more information. Luke Addington, Craig Deller, Tiarna Doherty, Nina Roth-Wells, and Chris Stavroudis will be there for any questions/discussion.

Links to previous sessions:
Ethanol – PSC 1:
Redox – PSC 2:
Radiocarbon Dating – PSC 3:
Surfactants – PSC 4A:
Surfactants – Euro Q&A:
Microemulsions – PSC 4B:
Microemulsions – Euro Q&A:
MCP Essentials – PSC 5: