Filed under: On Location | Tags: Digital Conservation, Digital Preservation, FAMSF, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, partners, reflectance imaging, Reflectance Transformation Imaging, RTI, Technology, virtual archaeology
In October 2009, Susan Grinols – Director of Photo Services and Imaging for Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), assembled a team of scholars and imaging professionals to document an Anthropoid Coffin with the highlight RTI technique.
Sue and her team members were thrilled with the final results. Using the RTI Viewer, suddenly, hard to decipher glyphs were clearer and easier to view. The curators, interpreters and conservators were shocked at how the RTI technology delivered so much detail, in a completely nondestructive manner.
For a brief look into the RTI capture session be sure to view the flickr gallery.