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Ultra-realistic imaging based on colour holography for museum exhibitions

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18:00 – 20:00 26 Oct 2011
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T0.03, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH

Speakers: Professor Hans Bjelkhagen

Colour holography is the most accurate imaging technology known to science.
It is now possible to produce 3-D holographic images for display that are almost indistinguishable from the original objects.
The presentation covered the project 'Bringing the Artefacts Back to the People', a project funded by the Esmee Fairburn Foundation.
The project employs the pioneering technique 'full colour holographic imaging technology' to demonstrate a practical way to record images of artefacts that are more or less identical to the real objects.
The holograms recorded on the new materials are the closest reproduction you can possibly achieve to the real life object, more accurate than any photography or computer render.
One of the first artefacts to benefit under this new scheme was a 14,000-year-old decorated horse jaw bone from the ice age.
The bone was discovered in Kendrick's Cave in Llandudno and is the only piece of artwork dated to the end of the last Ice Age or Late Glacial period in Britain.
It was dug up by chance by Thomas Kendrick in 1880, but its age and significance have only recently been recognised. Acquired by the British Museum in 1959. The jaw bone was recorded on 21 April 2009 at CMO.
Coffee will be served from 18:00, before the start of the presentations and the talk will start at 18:30. There will be a light networking buffet immediately after the lecture.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Manchester and District Branch
Contact details: Dr Christie Theodorakou
Email: christie.theodorakou@physics.cr.man.ac.uk.

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18:00 – 20:00 26 Oct 2011
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