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"The essays in this collection are transformative, moving beyond basic collaboration and skilfully contextualizing both scientific knowledge in the humanities and humanities knowledge in the sciences. Doing so not only heightens the quality of the research, but heightens understanding, redrawing traditional lines between disciplines and redefining what it means to truly collaborate and to be a scholar in the digital age." - <b>Bill Endres, University of Oklahoma</b>
In this unique collection the authors present a wide range of interdisciplinary methods to study, document, and conserve material cultural heritage. The methods used serve as exemplars of best practice with a wide variety of cultural heritage objects having been recorded, examined, and visualised. The objects range in date, scale, materials, and state of preservation and so pose different research questions and challenges for digitization, conservation, and ontological representation of knowledge. Heritage science and specialist digital technologies are presented in a way approachable to non-scientists, while a separate technical section provides details of methods and techniques, alongside examples of notable applications of spatial and spectral documentation of material cultural heritage, with selected literature and identification of future research. This book is an outcome of interdisciplinary research and debates conducted by the participants of the COST Action TD1201, Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage, 2012—16 and is an Open Access publication available under a CC BY-NC-ND licence.
Anna Bentkowska-Kafel is an art historian with a special interest in the use of 3D electronic imaging in documentation and scholarly interpretation of art.
Lindsay MacDonald, Research Associate in the Faculty of Engineering Science, University College London, is a colour scientist specializing in imaging applications