Training: Two-Day Workshop with the Portable Light Dome System  

On 13-14 December 2021, VIEW, the KU Leuven Core Facility for Heritage Science and Digitisation Technologies, will be organizing a two-day workshop with the Portable Light Dome system.  

The Portable Light Dome system is a dome-shaped structure allowing the automated capture of objects from a fixed position with varying light angles. In total, 228 captures are made in five different spectra: IR, red, green, blue and UV. After processing, interactive visualization of the topography is possible with the five individual spectra or a combination of three (RGB or false color). An open source online tool has been developed for the visualization and dissemination of these datasets: Pixel+ viewer 

The workshop will be a combination of lectures, demonstrations, visits, and hands-on work with the Microdome, the software, and the viewer. Participants will have the opportunity to work with KU Leuven’s heritage, rare book, and manuscript collections. 

The workshop is geared toward heritage scientists, technical art historians, museum collection researchers, manuscript scholars, book and bookbinding historians, book and paper conservators, object conservators, curators, archaeologists, historians, epigraphists, imaging specialists, photographers. 

Practical information: 

13-14 December 2021 

Location: Book Heritage Lab and Imaging Lab, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 

Workshop fees:  

  • General participants: 800 Euro 
  • Discounted fee for early career researchers (up to 5 years after completion of PhD): 600 Euro  
  • Discounted fee for undergraduate, graduate, or pre-PhD participants: 400 Euro 

More details regarding the program and registration can be found on the workshop event page. 

If you are interested in registering or learning more about the workshop, please contact view@kuleuven.be 

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