SEAHA special seminar in multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

30 June 2016 9.30am 7.00pm


200340 (Map)


Dr Fenella France, Library of Congress, Washington


David Howell,


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 (eg 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.

This impressive line-up of world class speakers will be sharing their experience and recent findings and showcasing the power of these techniques with dramatic discoveries and deep technical knowledge. John Delaney, senior imaging scientist, scientific research department, National Gallery of Art, Washington is flying in to talk about the amazing work they are doing in his laboratory. His research focuses on the development and application of remote sensing imaging methods for the study of works of arts and is very much in the forefront of hyperspectral imaging. 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.

The event will include talks from a wide range of specialists in this field providing delegates the opportunity to ask any questions they may have and to learn how these techniques are being used to discover images that have never been seen before.

Delegates are warmly invited to submit a poster and those wishing to do so should contact David Howell via


Ticket price: £70 (refreshments, lunch and wine included)

Book tickets

The link above will take you to the University of Oxford Online Store where tickets can be purchased at a cost of £70 per person which includes a full day of world class speakers along with many opportunities to ask questions and network with like-minded professionals. Refreshments will be provided though-out the day including a sit down lunch and wine reception.

Joining instructions will be sent out 2 weeks before the event confirming timings and further information regarding directions and transport options. If you have any questions before then please get in touch via

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