Bruegel’s original Luxuria drawing (KBR SII132816) under the Multispectral Portable Light Dome
In the framework of the Belspo BRAIN-be FINGERPRINT project, the Imaging Lab has performed in March 2018 a two day scientific and technical photography session at the The Printroom of the Royal Library of Belgium on 4+1 unique Bruegel drawings kept at the Royal Library and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. For a full account on this event follow this link.
Ex-libris of Archibald Corble Harrison in KU Leuven, BTAB, R4A1
Shortly after the 1940 burning of the Leuven University Library, the fencer and bibliophile Archibald Corble Harrison (1883-1944) donated his extensive collection of books on fencing to the University. The books and manuscripts of this collection, held by the KU Leuven Special Collections, are now the subject of a large-scale digitisation project.
The project is vast: with c. 1.900 items dating from as early as the 15th century to the 20th century, the Corble collection is one of the largest collections on swordmanship and related fields in the world. Continue reading
iQ-Analyzer report, ColorChecker SG – own measurements
In a previous post we discussed the use of the X-Rite ColorChecker SG card and the online platform delt.ae as a means to control and validate the colour accuracy of our digitisation workflows. Whilst that process allows for a quick colour management, we found it to be somewhat insufficient in those cases where we want to take the quality of our captures to the next level. Continue reading
One of the projects currently running in the Imaging Lab is the digitisation of some cool statistics, a Belgian population survey from 1896. The binding of the books is too tight to capture the inner columns holding relevant data, so we decided to unbound them Continue reading
Before, during and after digitisation of books, manuscripts and objects, we use various targets as a reference for color correction, color calibration and control of the final output.
The target we use for general color calibration is the X-Rite ColorChecker SG card with 140 different color patches. Continue reading
At the Imaging Lab we are currently working on our calibration workflow in order to achieve the Metamorfoze Imaging standard. Working with calibration targets is nothing new, but while scrolling through the images of the Project Apollo Archive we were surprised to find a few images of targets (black and white and color).