Post: Head of Heritage Science, Bodleian Libraries
Digital Humanities Interests:
I apply scientific techniques to Heritage items in order to reveal information. Hyperspectral Imaging is used to reveal hidden texts and under-drawing invisible to the naked eye. Hyperspectral imaging in combination with Raman spectroscopy (courtesy of the University of Durham) and X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (courtesy of the Ashmolean Museum) can be used to identify pigments and other materials found in heritage objects. This is supported by Infrared microscopy and spectroscopy and by optical microscopy.