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Multispectral Imaging Study Day at RIT

About This Event

Join us for an afternoon of discovery! The MISHA (Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts) Study Day is an opportunity to work with a low-cost multispectral imaging system developed at RIT and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH PR-268783-20). This system is devised to help scholars, curators, and researchers with non-scientific backgrounds to more fully understand cultural heritage items, including manuscripts, scrolls, books, sheet and folia that are faded, damaged, or otherwise unreadable. Participants will learn about fascinating discoveries related to regional library, archive, and museum collections—from the medieval to the modern—that have been imaged by students, researchers, and faculty using MISHA over the past three years. After learning about the system and seeing how it works, participants will be invited to assemble a MISHA system, work with it, and give feedback on what works well and what doesn’t.

Featured Guests

  • Host: Dr. Juilee Decker, RIT, Cultural Heritage Imaging Lab
  • Dr. Roger L. Easton, Jr., RIT Professor of Imaging Science
  • Undergraduate students in their MISHA/Cultural Heritage Imaging Lab


The Study Day will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at RIT in partnership with the Museum Studies Program at RIT.

Feb. 24, 2024, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at RIT

HF8: Curating the Middle Ages

Category: Workshop or Mini-Seminar

Audience: Open to the Public

Host: Rochester Institute of Technology

RSVP by Feb. 21, 2024