Cultural Heritage Imaging

On Location with an Anthropoid Coffin and the FAMSF RTI Capture Team by marlinlum

Susan Grinols and her RTI capture team document an Anthropoid Coffin

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.

Tom Malzbender Explains Interactive Relighting by Michael Ashley
June 5, 2009, 12:00 pm
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Tom Malzbender, senior research scientist at HP labs, explains how reflectance imaging can reveal previously unforeseen details of object, including the remarkable Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient astrological computer, whose purpose was unknown before it was deciphered using RTI and other cutting edge technologies.
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Tom is a longtime collaborator with Cultural Heritage Imaging, most recently as senior advisor on an NCPTT training grant, awarded to Cultural Heritage Imaging this year.
To find out more about Interactive Relighting, see the HP Labs Idealab page.