Antonello – low-cost Multispectral Imaging (MSI) System
We developed a low-cost Multispectral Imaging (MSI) system to spread the use of this methodology across Art Conservation professionals and institutions.
The MSI system was developed thanks to “Multispectral Imaging for Art and Archaeology”, a crowd-funded Research Project promoted by CHSOS. We got 43 contributions from 16 Countries. See the campaign on Indiegogo. MSI is not invasive and it is successfully used in art examination to map and identify pigments, to localize retouches and to enhance the reading of faded documents.
- compact and lightweight
- easy to understand, tune up and upgrade
- cover the 400-920 nm spectral range
- can be used with digital cameras modified “full spectrum” to cover the 360-1100 nm range. Camera is not included.
Our Research on Multispectral Imaging
|Publications on Multispectral Imaging|
|A. Cosentino “Imaging Multispettrale low-cost con filtri interferenziali” Archeomatica, 2, 12-17, 2015..|
|A. Cosentino “Multispectral imaging and the art expert” Spectroscopy Europe, 27 (2) 6-9, 2015.|
|A. Cosentino “Multispectral Imaging of Pigments with a digital camera and 12 interferential filters” e-Preservation Science, 12, 1-7, 2015..|
|A. Cosentino “Panoramic, Macro and Micro Multispectral Imaging: An Affordable System for Mapping Pigments on Artworks” Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies, 13(1): 6, 1–17, 2015|
|A. Cosentino “Multispectral imaging system using 12 interference filters for mapping pigments” Conservar Património 21, 25-38, 2015.|
|A. Cosentino “Crowd funded research: low-cost multispectral imaging” RECH3, International meeting on Retouching of cultural heritage. 2015.|
|A. Cosentino “Transmittance spectroscopy and transmitted multispectral imaging to map covered paints” Conservar Património 24, 37-45, 2016.|