Lecture: Multispectral imaging applied to the cultural heritage study

prof. Fulvio Mercuri


Cultural Heritage and non-destructive investigations. Imaging techniques: perturbation and detection. UV, Vis and IR radiation: interaction with the matter. Reflection, transmission, absorption, scattering. Multispectral approach. Infrared reflectography and thermography. UV florescence and reflectography. Dynamic approach: imaging as a function of a third quantity and  the data cube generation. The case of the Hyperspectral Imaging,  Pulse Thermography and Computer Tomography. Compositional mapping. Application to the study of Cultural Heritage. Artworks, historical books, archaeological findings: materials and structures. Investigations of bronzes, paintings, illuminations, codes, parchment and paper records. Optical methods for 3D recording.