SEAHA Special Seminar in Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imaging


Event type: Seminar


Multispectral/hyperspectral imaging is the process in which image data is captured at specific frequencies across the ultra violet (VIS) and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. The imaging captures all the spatial and spectral data that can be seen within the field of view of the imaging device. This new set of virtual eyes gives users a more complete view of any type of reflecting material than the human eye alone. It can be used to reveal information about both the identity of objects (e.g. pigments, lichen, binder) and hidden text or pictorial information in built heritage as well as objects in a museum, a library, or a university. It also provides information about the chemical composition and concentration, effectively chemical imaging.

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) are proud to sponsor this one-day symposium that brings together some of the world’s most experienced practitioners in the emerging technique of multispectral and hyperspectral imaging, alongside the cutting edge research that is being carried out by their students and partners.

The line-up of speakers will be sharing their experience and recent findings and showcasing the power of these techniques with dramatic discoveries and deep technical knowledge. This is an event not to be missed if you are an Imaging Scientist and Heritage professional keen to learn and share more about this exciting area of research.



  • Dr Fenella France, Library of Congress, Washington, US (Keynote Speaker)
  • Prof Melissa Terras, Digital Humanities, UCL, London UK
  • Prof Matija Strlic, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, London UK
  • Dr Roger Easton, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
  • Prof David Messinger, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
  • Prof Adam Gibson, Dept. Medical Physics and Bioengineering, UCL, UK
  • Mr David Howell, Oxford University, UK
  • Mr Ludo Snijder, Dept of Archaeology, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • SEAHA Students: Ian Maybury, Hend Mahgoub, Cerys Jones

Delegates are warmly invited to submit a poster. Those wishing to do so should contact David Howell

Joining instructions will be sent out two weeks before the event confirming timings and further information regarding directions and transport options. If you have any questions before, please contact




Refreshments, lunch and wine reception included.


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