Conserving the Collection – Multi Spectral Imaging Microscopy

Following on from Emma Bonson’s blog last week on using X-Ray to investigate blocked plates,  Ellie Pierce, a conservation student at the University of Lincoln, continues our conservation series by telling us about her experience of using a Multi Spectral Imaging Microscope to investigate the plates. Thanks to Ellie for today’s piece… On Monday the…

Digitising the Collection: From Cellar to Hard Drive

Starting a digitisation project completely from scratch has its challenges but it also has a great number of advantages, not least being given the opportunity to thoroughly understand the reasons for digitising the collection and being able to research and think through the workflow and methodology in advance to make sure that we get it right…

Exploring the Collection: Challenges of Digitisation

Abby Matthews, Project Officer for The Past on Glass project talks a little about the technical challenges of digitising the collection. For anyone who is not familiar with the Past on Glass project, we are a two year, HLF funded project to digitise a vast collection of glass plate negatives by local Edwardian photographer David Knights-Whittome. With…