Project Outline

Schematic diagram illustrating multiple photonic imaging layers for the PISTACHIO project

This project is funded by EPSRC and is carried out in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University and The Hunterian.

Cultural heritage (archaeological artefacts, works of art, architecture and texts) surround us. Extracting information about the composition, structure and process of creation allows their historical, cultural, previous conservation treatments and social contexts to be better understood. However, achieving this in a non-destructive way, and in some cases in-situ, requires multi-disciplinary technical approaches.

This cross-disciplinary collaboration between experts in ICT and Technical Art History (TAH) will improve our understanding of cultural heritage objects by co-developing unique imaging techniques. Conversely, technical development will be informed by knowledge of an object’s history, construction and context.

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This project is funded by an EPSRC research grant.