June 23, 2020
RIT building imaging systems to help libraries and museums uncover lost texts
Scientists from RIT are developing affordable imaging systems to help libraries and museums preserve and expand access to their historical collections. The project, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, aims to create a low-cost spectral imaging system and software that can be used to recover obscured and illegible text on historical documents.
August 6, 2019
Thirty years of imaging science at RIT
Thirty years after the Center for Imaging Science building was dedicated, it is now home to more than 150 students studying imaging science at the undergraduate and graduate level.
June 27, 2019
How Historians Can Now See Invisible Text on Ancient Manuscripts
Gizmodo talks to David Messinger, director of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, about using multispectral imaging to reveal ancient text and preserve fading medieval manuscripts.
April 8, 2019
Scientists use multispectral imaging to uncover lost text from manuscripts in Croatia
Croatia has a treasure trove of historically significant manuscripts, but after 800 years of fading ink and worms eating their parchment, much of the text has become impossible to read. Scientists from RIT are using multispectral imaging to make the writing legible once again and preserve the important information the manuscripts hold.