Dong Ding The Boundary of Balance – Documentary Condition Photography The Art Collection acquired one piece from Dong Ding’s sculptural jewellery collection Boundary of Balance; a series of works which explores the relationship and tension between balance and imbalance.  Each …Continue reading →

2nd C. Sculpture to Star Wars Props: 3D, a Force Awakens? During a photogrammetry training session with Clara Molina Sanchez, we were recommended to choose objects with a matt surface, small to medium in size, and which didn’t have many holes …Continue reading →

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Paolozzi: mosaics to maquettes. Recently Art Collections Curator, Neil Lebeter, and I made a short video interview with Professor Bob Fisher and Phd student Alex Davies of the Informatics Department. Bob and Alex have …Continue reading →

Lord Elgin Records 19th Century China One of the works in the ECA Rare Book Collection that places us firmly in a place and time in history is a book of photographs taken around the time …Continue reading →

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Digitisation: Eduardo Paolozzi Mosaics I have spent the past 6 weeks digitising mosaic fragments here in the DIU. Recently removed from Tottenham Court Road Tube Station, London, these mosaics were once part of a …Continue reading →

Dating a Book For the last couple of months I have had the pleasure of both volunteering with the DIU and now working a bit more seriously through my work placement as part …Continue reading →

Grand Tour Slide Show Some time ago we digitised the hand coloured glass slides in the Cavaye collection, but we didn’t have time to do the much larger black and white part of the …Continue reading →

Roslin Slide Collection – Composition Over the course of digitising the Roslin Slide Collection, amongst all the slides of tables, charts and the like, it has been the images of people, and their animals, that …Continue reading →

A Traquair Treat As there were several separate requests recently for images from the splendid ‘Song School St Mary’ manuscript by Phoebe Anna Traquair, we decided the time was right to digitise the …Continue reading →

Globe trekking with the Roslin Glass Slides Collection Currently I am based in the Digital Imaging Unit where I am responsible for digitising a large number of glass plate positive slides (about 3500!) which make up part of …Continue reading →

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