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AHRC RTI project

The AHRC have awarded Follow on Funding to build on the RTISAD project. This grant will explore the possibilities of digital imaging in ancient document research, in archaeology, in industrial applications such as textile design, and in other contexts. The underlying technology called Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) uses multiple images to produce an interactive representation of subtle surface details such as brush strokes on paintings. Continue reading →

AHRC RTISAD project legacy – 18 months

Another six months have passed, and we have been as busy as ever using the RTISAD equipment and expertise. Dissemination In October Nicole Beale demonstrated Highlight Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) at theĀ Insight from InnovationĀ conference, a three day archaeological ceramics event hosted by theĀ Ceramics Research Group. More details on this blog post. Continue reading →

AHRC RTISAD project legacy – update one year on

It has now been a year since the AHRC RTISAD project officially ended. We have been busy developing our RTI and related imaging facilities here at Southampton, training new staff and students, continuing our outreach activities and undertaking research and consultancy projects. As we proposed in the application we have put in place a funding system that allows us to charge where appropriate at cost for use of our imaging facilities and staff. Continue reading →

AHRC RTISAD project legacy – six months on

It has now been six months since the end of the project. We have continued to publish on the project and are collecting more and more RTI data each day. During the project we only had a limited opportunity to develop the teaching aspect so we have concentrated since then on integrating RTI more and more into the curriculum at Southampton, and also thinking about life-long learning possibilities. Continue reading →

Official end of AHRC RTISAD project

Officially the AHRC RTISAD project finished on 31 May 2011. In keeping with the application we have very clear plans in place for continuing the impact of the project in the very long term. For now, here is a summary of what has been achieved to date. The RTISAD project set out to develop novel imaging tools for ancient documents and artefacts, to disseminate knowledge about these technologies to a broad audience, and to establish hubs for imaging practice in Southampton and Oxford. Continue reading →