The use of noninvasive advanced imaging techniques addresses a critical need to support preservation at all levels – national, state and local. The grant supported the advancement of non-destructive analyses through the integration of aligned spectral techniques to develop a multi-functional system with enhanced capabilities for heritage science. The techniques better informed materials characterization to assess, monitor, evaluate and map the impact of historic and future treatments on cultural heritage objects while characterizing media, substrate and other components without sampling. Polarizing and 3D-florescence components were integrated with proven hyperspectral imaging.
This research was made possible through an agreement with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).