Colourlab Workshop #6/2014: Cultural heritage image analysis and interpretation

The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory ( is pleased to announce its sixth workshop of the year. This workshop is quite unique in many ways. It goes over two days and in two locations, at Gjøvik University College on Thursday December 4th and at the University of Oslo on Monday December 8th . We address the field from many angles and approaches; the historic approach to interpret ancient texts, conservation and analysis of art objects, the digitization needs of the archive and library sector, research funding opportunities in cultural heritage, etc.

The workshop, which is chaired by Professor Jon Y. Hardeberg, is organized in the context of the project “Hyperspectral Imaging and Analysis of Ancient Manuscripts” funded by Innlandet’s Regional Research Fund, and the project “Digital Library: Premises and Concepts” funded by the Norway Grants programme with Romania.

Please register for the workshop, which is free of charge, by sending an email to Rachael McCallum at For updated information, see


Thursday December 4th  2014, at Gjøvik University College, K building, Auditorium K102

09:00-09:45 Greg Bearman (ANE Image, USA): Spectral Imaging of the Dead Sea Scrolls as a Conservation Monitoring Tool

09:45-10:00 Coffee break

10:00-10:30 Torleif Elgvin (University of Agder/NLA University College): Mineral analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Schøyen fragments)

10:30-11:15 Sony George (GUC) and Erik Waaler (NLA University College): Spectral image analysis and new interpretations of the Kirbet Qieyafa Ostracon

11:15-12:00 Open discussion

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:45 Greg Bearman (ANE Image, USA): Imaging Modalities for Cultural Heritage-Conservation and Change

13:45-14:00 Jon Y. Hardeberg (GUC): Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage – how to choose the right spectral imaging technology?

14:00-14:45 Hilda Deborah (GUC/Univ. Poitiers): Pigment identification from spectral images

14:45-15:00 Irina Ciortan (independent researcher): Digitization at National Museum of Romanian History

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-15:50 Pål Mjørlund (Lillehammer Regional Archive): Access to old, unique archive material

15:50-16:10 Bogdan Craciun (Romanian Academy Library Cluj): Cultural Memory: Old and Rare Books in the Romanian Academy Library of Cluj

16:10-16:30 Open discussion

16:30-18:00 Colourlab tour and spectral imaging demo session

20:00 Workshop Dinner (TBD)


Monday December 8th 2014, University of Oslo, IFI2 (Ole Johan Dalhs hus), Room .Logo (2438)

13:00-13:45 Markku Hauta-Kasari (University of Eastern Finland): Computational spectral imaging and cultural heritage applications at UEF

13:45-14:00 Coffee break

14:00-14:30 Ruven Pillay (C2RMF, Louvre, Paris): Spectral imaging of paintings: documentation, analysis, and visualization

14:30-15:00 Knut Fosseide (Lumex AS): Adaptive recognition of historical documents

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30 Martha Grønning and Alexandra Witczak Haugsand (Research Council of Norway) Possibilities within European research cooperation: Horizon 2020 and the EEA-grants

16:30-17:00 Discussion about EU project opportunities

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