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2 November 2022

We're very excited today awaiting the arrival of the Roll Chronicle in the ISAAC Research Centre! In a pioneering new study, History and Heritage Science researchers at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) will use the cutting-edge scientific imaging available in the ISAAC Lab to examine, digitise and analyse this rare and precious genealogical roll, produced during the Wars of the Roses, which has not been seen publicly for over 20 years.

November 2022

Professor Haida Liang will be delivering the ICON Heritage Science Group's Annual Lecture on 23 November 2022 at 7.30pm. The event is free to Icon Members and £10 for non-members.

October 2022

'From multimodal remote sensing and imaging, to the history of the Silk Road'



Professor Haida Liang delivered a public lecture to the Royal Academy of Engineering's East Midlands Regional Event at Nottingham Trent University on Wednesday 19th October 2022.

October 2022

Professor Haida Liang gave a seminar as part of the Pitt-Rivers Archaeological Science series in the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge.

August 2022

The ISAAC Mobile Lab is off again!

This time, we're touring Europe to visit a number of organisations and historical sites. So far, we've visited the Swiss Institute of Art History in Zurich to analyse Gujarati miniatures from the Rietberg Museum collection. From there, we travelled to Mistail to examine Carolingian wall paintings in St Peter's Church. Read our trip diary to find out more!


August 2022

Congratulations Dr Maggie Read!


Maggie's PhD on "The application of non-invasive analytical techniques for the investigation of vitreous materials in museum collections" was funded by AHRC CDP with the British Museum.

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May 2022

The ISAAC Research Centre is excited to announce the launch of a new service: The ISAAC DigiLab. This service will provide spectral imaging data processing, allowing cluster maps to be generated for areas of spectral similarity. The data science methods we use were developed during cultural heritage projects monitoring salts at Fort Brockhurst, Hampshire and investigation of murals at the Mogoa Caves UNESCO site in Dunhuang, China.

Cluster map showing the distribution of different salts at Fort Brockhurst

Cluster maps showing spectral similarity of pigments at Mogoa Caves

May 2022


The ISAAC Mobile Lab travelled abroad for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, visiting Antwerp to study paintings by James Ensor and Paul Delvaux.

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