Providing Discoverability and Accessibility of Historical Documents to Museums and Libraries

Students in the Museum Studies degree program are working alongside research scientists from the College of Science Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science to create, test, and iterate a low-cost spectral imaging system and software to recover obscured and illegible text on historical documents. Enhancing the work of library, archive, and museum professionals and generously funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities, this project is only one of the many experiential learning opportunities undertaken by RIT museum studies students.