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 →

A Stitch in Time: Mahābhārata Delivered Online I don’t know if I have ever been more excited about a digitisation project going live:  the Edinburgh University’s 1795 copy of the Mahābhārata is now available online.  This beautiful …Continue reading →

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Victorian Veterinary Journals Recently I worked on digitising a small number of volumes of The Veterinary Journal from the late 19th century and late 20th century. Almost 100 years apart, the earlier volumes …Continue reading →

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2 and 3D Photography: Practice, Prophecies, and Beyond- Conference at the Rijksmuseum Team DIU (well, half of it!) have been visiting the Rijksmuseum again for the biennial conference on 2 and 3D photography. 2 full days of speakers followed by another workshop …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 →

A Lengthy Challenge: Photographing the Mahabharata Recently I was asked to scope the digitisation of a beautiful scroll we have in our collection, Or.Ms 510, or better known as the Mahabharata. Gemma Scott, our former Digital …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 →

The Anatomy of a Background In the studio, with a very limited access to backdrops and props, it can be difficult to enliven the more creative shots of objects. We are well set up now …Continue reading →

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DIU Moving Image Update The work that DIU are developing around moving image has grown considerably in the last two years and the demand for moving image has increased exponentially with each new film …Continue reading →

Instrumental Challenges Last week saw the start of a new project- photographing many of the University’s Musical Instruments while they are in storage at the Library during the re-development of St. Cecilia’s …Continue reading →

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