RICH research project

Reflectance Imaging for Cultural Heritage

The Museum Plantin-Moretus is a partner in the Leuven research project RICH, short for ‘Reflectance Imaging for Cultural Heritage’. Prof. Lieve Watteeuw of the Illuminare research centre and digital imaging expert Bruno Vandermeulen are working together to digitise the Museum’s bookbindings, prints and miniatures optimally.

Digitising a rich collection

The Digital Lab at the University of Leuven digitises historical objects to the highest possible standards. Scientists at Illuminare (the Study Centre for Medieval Art) and ESAT develop tools and techniques to improve the investigation of artworks. The ‘mini-dome’ identifies the topography of artworks with great precision. 

The Museum Plantin-Moretu is a partner in this Leuven research project under the name ‘RICH: Reflectance Imaging for Cultural Heritage’. Prof. Lieve Watteeuw and digital imaging expert Bruno Vandermeulen are together investigating the Museum’s bookbindings, prints and miniatures. 

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