August 24, 2022
RIT scientists develop spectral imaging techniques to help museums with conservation efforts
Scientists from RIT are turning studio photography technology on its head to help museums and other cultural heritage institutions preserve historically significant artifacts.
June 27, 2022
Museums and libraries nationwide leveraging low-cost spectral imaging systems built by RIT
Libraries and museums across the country have begun recapturing lost and obscured text on historically significant documents thanks to low-cost spectral imaging systems developed by faculty and students at RIT.
June 6, 2022
RIT trustee gives $500,000 to Student Hall for Exploration and Development
RIT alumnus and trustee Brooks Bower ’74 (printing) has made a gift to the multi-use complex under construction that will showcase the university as a place for technology, the arts, and design.
June 2, 2022
Printmaking workshop showcases innovative processes of visiting artists
Twelve renowned printmakers took up residency at RIT for the one-week Artist Print! event, which culminated in an exhibition and auction of monoprints created by the artists.
November 8, 2021
RIT Archives and Cary Collection welcome visitors by appointment
The RIT Archives and the Cary Graphic Arts Collection have relocated within Wallace Library to accommodate construction of the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED).
May 5, 2021
Museum studies graduate will attend top-ranked master’s program for archives and preservation
Katie Keegan has always been a fan of history. As a child growing up in Ithaca, N.Y., Keegan would ask her parents to plan family vacations to museums or historical sites, not Disneyworld or the beach. So when it was time for Keegan to decide on a college major, her parents suggested museum studies.
April 30, 2021
RIT Libraries moves to temporary home in Ritter Arena
RIT Libraries will move to the Frank Ritter Ice Arena for the duration of construction on the Student Hall for Exploration and Development, or “the SHED.” The multi-use space is expected to open in 2023 and will include extensive renovations to Wallace Library.
December 4, 2020
RIT Cary Collection acquires archive of prominent printing historian; establishes research grant
RIT's Cary Graphic Arts Collection has received a donation of books and printing equipment from the estate of a noted historian of typography and early printing technologies. Stephen Saxe was an expert on American type foundries from the 19th century and a founding member of the American Printing History Association.
November 20, 2020
Students discover hidden message behind 15th century manuscript using ultraviolet-fluorescence imaging system they built in class
The Daily Mail features a project in which students discovered lost text on 15th-century manuscript leaves using an imaging system they developed as freshmen.
November 18, 2020
RIT students discover hidden 15th-century text on medieval manuscripts
RIT students discovered lost text on 15th-century manuscript leaves using an imaging system they developed as freshmen. By using ultraviolet-fluorescence imaging, the students revealed that a manuscript leaf held in RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection was actually a palimpsest, a manuscript on parchment with multiple layers of writing.
September 30, 2020
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection preserves Hebrew wood type
RIT is preserving a rare collection of Hebrew wood types used by the Jewish-American press at the turn of the 20th century. RIT Cary Graphic Arts will print, digitize, and publish its collection of 30 different wood types of the Hebrew alphabet with a grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation’s Historic Preservation, Restoration, and Literature Fund.
August 26, 2020
Bright Young Librarians: Amelia Hugill-Fontanel
Fine Books and Collections features Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, associate curator in the Cary Collection.