Sabrina Feldman

Spectral Imaging Illuminates Damaged Manuscripts

August 11, 2012

Age-darkened and stained manuscript pages yield up their secrets to a historical imaging technique that uses different wavelengths of light to increase visual contrast. Spectral imaging can even reveal writing that has been “erased” – where a layer of vellum has been scraped off to provide a new writing surface. Greg Bearman and Ken Boydston…