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May 2015

Conference: The discovered wall paintings in Sicily

2016-10-17T16:32:58+00:00

The Conference "Discovered wall paintings in the Crucifix Chapel" was held in Aci Sant'Antonio April 26th. The Crucifix Chapel. A cycle of 18th century mural paintings was revealed in 2012 during maintenance works in the Crucifix Chapel of the Mother Church in Aci Sant’Antonio. The paintings have survived along the corners of the originally square [...]

Conference: The discovered wall paintings in Sicily 2016-10-17T16:32:58+00:00

March 2015

How to use Technical Photography for mural paintings

2016-10-17T16:33:04+00:00

Download our just published study on the application of technical photography for the examination and documentation of wall paintings. Technical Photography for mural paintings: the newly discovered frescoes in Aci Sant’Antonio (Sicily, Italy). CHSOS used technical photography for the examination and documentation of wall paintings in Sicily. Visible, ultraviolet and infrared photography coupled with panoramic and [...]

How to use Technical Photography for mural paintings 2016-10-17T16:33:04+00:00

February 2015

Best lens for Technical Photography: Coastal Optical 60 mm TESTED

2016-10-17T16:33:05+00:00

We just tested Coastal Optical 60 mm lens on our Nikon D800 for technical photography (visible, ultraviolet fluorescence, ultraviolet reflected, infrared) and infrared reflectography.  This is an  apochromatic lens in the range 310-110 nm.  Indeed, the lens didn't need any refocusing while shooting technical photos in the UV, VIS and IR region. It really resulted [...]

Best lens for Technical Photography: Coastal Optical 60 mm TESTED 2016-10-17T16:33:05+00:00

November 2014

Best Ultraviolet Filter

2016-10-17T16:33:11+00:00

CHSOS just tested  an interferential UV/IR cut filter for Ultraviolet Fluorescence Photography (UVF). This filter is the solution to the auto fluorescence of other UV filters [1]. It is recommended for UVF close up photography. The CHSOS filter set for art examination comprises two filters for UVF photography: XNite CC1 coupled with B+W 420. The first is [...]

Best Ultraviolet Filter 2016-10-17T16:33:11+00:00

August 2014

New Master Thesis on Low-cost Multispectral Imaging

2016-10-17T16:33:21+00:00

Camilla Perondi took a training course on multispectral imaging  last year and just recently she got her master degree in Science for the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage. I was her co-supervisor for her thesis “2D and 3D documentation, digital preservation and valorization of cultural objects using Digital Single-Lens Reflex cameras”.  She presented as case studies the art [...]

New Master Thesis on Low-cost Multispectral Imaging 2016-10-17T16:33:21+00:00

New UV lamps for Ultraviolet photography

2017-10-17T11:22:03+00:00

We made Fabrizio, the Ultraviolet (UV) lamp for Technical Art and Archaeology examination. Fabrizio is the UV lamp specifically designed for art and archaeology professionals. At CHSOS we tested a number of UV lamps already on the market but none was matching our standards. Fabrizio. is packed with features we need in daily art examination for [...]

New UV lamps for Ultraviolet photography 2017-10-17T11:22:03+00:00

July 2014

Belgian Association of Conservators Bulletin – Panoramic Multispectral Imaging

2016-10-17T16:33:30+00:00

Just published “Panoramic Multispectral Imaging: Training and Case studies” on the Belgian Association of conservators Bulletin, 2nd Trimester, pp 7-11, 2014. David Laine, the Bulletin vice-president and painting conservator at Iparc cvba, told me that they were preparing an interesting issue on different kinds of analyses in conservation. This encouraged me to submit a paper [...]

Belgian Association of Conservators Bulletin – Panoramic Multispectral Imaging 2016-10-17T16:33:30+00:00

New app for Multispectral Imaging

2016-10-17T16:33:30+00:00

This application case results from a collaboration with Giovanni Landi  - a Mobile AR (Augmented Reality) solution engineer. He designs and develops mobile applications based on AR and Realtime 3D and he has a keen interest on art examination and documentation. I am collaborating with Giovanni providing multispectral imaging datasets of works of art to [...]

New app for Multispectral Imaging 2016-10-17T16:33:30+00:00

New multispectral camera from PixelTeq

2016-10-17T16:33:30+00:00

CHSOS is collaborating with PixelTeq to evaluate a new filter-wheel based monochromatic camera tailored to the multispectral imaging examination of art. The mission of Cultural Heritage Science Open Source (CHSOS) is to promote, develop and evaluate low-cost technologies for art documentation and examination in order to benefit the largest community of medium and small museums [...]

New multispectral camera from PixelTeq 2016-10-17T16:33:30+00:00