Multispectral Imaging of John Dalton’s fire damaged papers
|Dates:||4 October 2016|
|Times:||12:00 - 12:30|
|What is it:||Forum|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Gwen Riley Jones|
The John Dalton Papers held at The John Rylands Library are of fundamental importance for studies of the history of science, and in particular the development of chemistry in the early nineteenth century. A selection of Dalton’s hand written manuscripts were fire damaged during the Blitz in the 1940s and areas of the page have been lost completely, others are rendered illegible. This seminar will introduce the collections and present the results of multispectral imaging carried out to recover loss text.
Gwen Riley Jones
Role: Heritage Photographer
Organisation: John Rylands Library
Biography: Gwen Riley Jones is Heritage Photographer at the John Rylands Library, over the past 4 years the Heritage Imaging Team have been developing Multispectral Imaging within the Library in collaboration with a range of international colleagues, including the Archimedes Palimpsest team, the team at UPenn and Phase One.
Travel and Contact Information
The Christie Room
John Rylands Research Institute and Library