Advances in technology are changing the world of art and cultural heritage investigation, and hyperspectral imaging has found its place there. With imaging technology, there is no risk of damaging the works of art: it is a non-invasive and safe way to collect data from paintings and manuscripts.

In the following video Marcello Picollo, a CNR researcher at the Institute of applied physics Nello Carrara in Florence, demonstrates how they use Specim IQ to make analysis for art conservation.

Analyze the unreachable

Now Specim IQ makes hyperspectral imaging possible for new types of artworks which, for different reasons, cannot easily be inspected. It can be mounted on a tripod and used to image different size areas from varying working distance, from large wall paintings and ceilings and decorative elements and inscriptions, to small details of interest.

Specim IQ has been used to study a large wall painting in a cloister, analyze delicate illuminated manuscripts, and investigate historical musical notations just to name a few examples.

Introducing Specim IQ Guide

We collected all of our Specim IQ material and moulded it into a brand new guide that’s easy to read and gets you started with the basic usage of Specim IQ.

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