Making the invisible visible: the potential of X-radiography as an investigative technique for textile conservation decision-making


Brooks, M.M. and O'Connor, S.A. (2005) Making the invisible visible: the potential of X-radiography as an investigative technique for textile conservation decision-making. In, VERGER, ISABELLE (ed.) Preprints, International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation 14th Triennial Meeting The Hague. London, UK, James & James, 954-962.

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X-radiography is an established non-destructive analytical technique in many areas of conservation practice,
which is rarely applied to the investigation of ancient and historic textiles. This paper presents research
into the potential of X-radiography as a tool for the characterization, condition assessment, study and conservation decision making of such textiles, as well as enabling greater public understanding of textiles and its use in enabling greater public understanding of them. Techniques appropriate for the X-radiography of textiles, including the use of digital image manipulation, are outlined.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 184472533 (paperback)
Keywords: characterization, condition assessment, conservation decision making, digital image processing, textiles, X-radiography
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NM Artefact
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Art
ePrint ID: 37963
Date Deposited: 26 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:24
Publisher: James & James
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/37963

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