Technical Photography Workshop

Wednesday, 24 January, 2018 to Friday, 26 January, 2018
Friday, 15 December, 2017

Dr Antonino Cosentino
Cultural Heritage Science Open Source (CHSOS)
24th - 26th January 2018
at SRAL Studios


SRAL will host the CHSOS three day training workshop on 'Practical Methods for Art Examination'. CHSOS serves an international audience of art professionals: conservators, art historians, and conservation scientists. Its technical innovations and strategies are being adopted by museums and cultural institutions worldwide. CHSOS disseminates this knowledge through the CHSOS website, publications, and training programmes.

CHSOS training programmes teach practical methods for Art Examination and Documentation. The modules illustrate imaging and spectroscopy methods regularly used by cultural heritage scientists and conservators for the scientific and forensic investigation of art objects.

All the training modules have hands-on activities and students practice with the CHSOS equipment.

The ideal audience is made of art and archaeology professionals: conservators, conservation scientists, art appraisers and fine art photography. No specific educational background is necessary. CHSOS courses are designed for a large audience ranging from art professionals to scientists.

A Technical Photography documentation consists of a collection of scientific images realised with a modified digital camera sensitive to the spectral range about 360-1000 nm. Each image provides just a bit of information but all together they represent the most practical and successful methodology to study art and archaeology.

Training modules

CHSOS offers instruction on these methods:
Technical Photography (TP), Panoramic Infrared Reflectography (PIRR), Reflectance Spectroscopy (RS), ReflectanceTransformation Imaging (RTI) and Multispectral Imaging (MSI).

This 3-day training program will present all the methods:

1st day. Technical Photography

2nd day. Infrared Reflectography, Reflectance spectroscopy, RTI

3rd day. Multispectral Imaging

Instructor Biography

The Training program will be run by Dr Antonino Cosentino. CHSOS's director. Dr. Antonino Cosentino is a Ph.D. physicist specialized in Art diagnostics who has taught "Scientific Methods for Art Investigation" in Europe and US. He is an expert in imaging and analytical techniques which he has carried out on important works of art for European and American Institutions and private collectors. For more information on his scientific work visit Dr.
Cosentino on Researchgate (, LinkedIn ( and ( or check out our publications (

Workshop fees
Standard: EUR 750.00
Deadline for registration: 15 December2017
Workshop fees will include lunches.

Registration forms are available at and

Numbers are limited to 15 participants and are allocated on a first come basis.

Discount bookings for accommodation at Townhouse Design Hotel only through SRAL.

Organisers: Kate Seymour and Siska Losse