cultural heritage

Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin of the Rocks. Copyright: The National Gallery, London 

Spectral imaging sheds light on Leonardo masterpiece

Giorgia Marucci from Pro-Lite Technology visits the National Gallery in London to find out how hyperspectral imaging was used to reveal the history behind Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks

Optics and art

Paul Urbach, Professor at Delft University of Technology and past-president of the EOS, details the important role light plays in the preservation and creation of art

Laser scanning discovers Stonehenge secrets

Using the latest 3D laser scanning technology, an English Heritage analysis of Stonehenge has found new evidence of the importance of the two solstices to its creators, including that of the midwinter sunset

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