August 2016

Imaging the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin

Learn about the Technical Photography examination of the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin. The Houston Museum published an article on our latest examination in Paris at the Bibliothèque National de France.  We provide onsite technical examination of manuscripts to identify their materials and to enhance their reading. We also provide scientific equipment and we organize training programs to learn [...]

July 2016

Technical Photography at la Bibliothèque Nationale de France

For French speakers. CLICK and read about the technical documentation of the Aztec Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. . Le CHSOS (Cultural Heritage Science Open Source) a récemment été sollicité pour appliquer des méthodes d’imagerie scientifiquepour documenter le Codex Xolotl (Mexicain 1-10) et le Mapa Quinatzin (Mexicain 11-12) conservés [...]

June 2016

Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin. Technical Photography of Aztec manuscripts in Paris

CHSOS was recently asked to perform Technical Photography documentation of the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.  Bothdocuments date to about 1540 AD.  Both  have European writing in the Aztec language, Nahuatl, on them  that is no longer legible. They also have corrections to non-alphabetic indigenous writing with the potential [...]

February 2016

Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination

Just published Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination. A. Cosentino “Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination” e-Preservation Science, 13, 1-6, 2016. This paper discusses technical photographic methods based on the extended infrared sensitivity of a digital camera modified with the removal of the in-built hot mirror filter on the CCD or CMOS sensor, which in [...]

February 2013

Infrared False Color for Art Examination

We do run a lot of initiatives, Stay on top of things! I noticed that I'm focusing this blog too much on technical and geeky stuff on how the scientific tools work rather than telling why we actually use the different imaging methods.  So, this post explains why we use Infrared False Color [...]