Monthly Archives: September 2015

Apocalypto goes to Dublin

Dr. David Mills presented to the annual Archives and Records Association (ARA) Conference in Dublin at the end of August with his talk titled Revealing hidden text with modern X-Ray imaging – Can modern imaging and image processing techniques retrieve textual content from damaged parchment rolls?”

Starting with a brief summary of the science behind their technology, he then explained how X-Rays are effective at  capturing archival content from otherwise inaccessible heritage objects.  David then profiled a number of their collaborations including parchment scrolls from the Norfolk Archives and 35mm film.

ARA slide 1

David was pleased to be invited to share his project with archivists and conservators as well as fielding general conservation science questions.

ARA conference, Dublin

For further information about the conference, please visit the ARA website.