Art and Cultural Heritage
Technology that is invaluable in the field of modern police forensics also has a major role to play in the world of art and heritage.
In museums, galleries and libraries worldwide, conservators and curators are increasingly turning to forensic-level tech as they seek to learn every possible detail about the artworks in their possession, hoping to uncover the secrets hidden within the layers beneath their celebrated surfaces.
- Analyse Suspected Fakes and Counterfeits
- Reveal Minute Differences in Materials and Quality
- Visualise Underdrawings and Features Hidden Beneath Layers of Paint
- Examine Fingerprints Left Behind in Paint, Clay, Ink etc.
- Gain New Insight into the Methods and Processes Employed by Artists
Forensic Analysis of Manuscripts, Paintings, Documents, Canvases and more…
VSC Imaging in Action: Ackland Art Museum
Ackland Art Museum curator, Dana Cowen, and paper conservator, Grace White, use multispectral imaging to examine a rare Rembrandt drawing from the Museum’s Peck Collection the layers beneath their celebrated surfaces.
Video courtesy of the Ackland Art Museum
A Complete, Compact Solution for the examination of artworks
Crime-lite AUTO Examines Mount Athos
A team of experienced conservators selected the Crime-lite AUTO when embarking on a trip to uncover hidden details within the Byzantine artwork of Mount Athos.
Using a combination of UV, visible, and Infrared imaging, the team of experts were able to reveal features in the artworks that had remained hidden from view for hundreds of years.
Useful Papers, Publications & Resources
foster+freeman products are widely used by museums, art galleries, universities, and national libraries worldwide, many of whom use the technology to produce valuable research in their chosen fields. Click on the links on the left-hand side of the page for further details of recently published research applications.