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Advanced imaging

The Library’s photographers use state-of-the-art equipment and software to produce high-resolution digital images, to facilitate research across a wide range of disciplines.

We also support Digital Humanities research on our collections by investing in other advanced imaging techniques.

Our photographers are skilled in multispectral imaging (MSI) and spectral curve analysis (SCA), as well as undertaking other advanced imaging techniques.

Advanced imaging can, for example:

  • recover faded texts,
  • reveal undertext in palimpsests and expose underdrawings,
  • enable pigment and ink analysis,
  • identify substrates and watermarks in paper, and
  • recover information lost due to fire and water damage.

Find out more

If you think that advanced imaging could assist your research, or if you want to find out more about this exciting technology, contact us.