project funded by EU – LinkSceem-2 – The Cyprus Institute
Team: Marilyn Lundberg (USC), Ken Zuckerman (USC), Ropertos Georgiou (CyI), Nikolas Bakirtzis (CyI).
The first pilot projects for the imaging center were organized with two major cultural institutions in Nicosia: The BOCCF and the Leventis Municipal Museum. Team members tested all available imaging systems on a wide range of materials and objects from the collections of our collaborators that included coins, medieval ceramics, jewelry, minor arts, icons, paintings, wood carving etc. These efforts provided great opportunities for the testing and optimization of imaging systems. At the same time, they revealed the potential of RTI technology to museum curators and archaeologists thus preparing the ground for more thematically focused research initiatives.
A pilot study at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation(February 2012) and a second at the collections of the Leventis Museum(March 2012) have been completed highlighting the benefits this new tool in digital imaging will bring to the conservation and further study of the rich and diverse history of Cyprus. Collaborative thematic research projects are already planned focusing on shedding new light on the study of archaeological material and works of art.