SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Cerys Jones

PhD student, University College London

Project Title 

A Pipeline for Multispectral Imaging of Documentary Material.

Background & Summary of Project

Working with conservators and archivists from the British Library and London Metropolitan Archives, the aim of this PhD is to produce a pipeline for multispectral imaging of documentary material in the heritage sector. This will identify the optimum approaches to acquiring multispectral imaging data and enable archivists, conservators and scholars to produce multispectral images of historical manuscripts without the need of a specialist imaging scientist. Due to my background in mathematics, I am specifically focusing on developing and refining the image processing methods applied to the multispectral images.


SEAHA roles 

  • SEAHA Website Manager


Jones, C; Duffy, C; Gibson, A; Terras, M; (2020) Understanding Multispectral Imaging of Cultural Heritage: Determining Best Practice in MSI Analysis of Historical Artefacts. Journal of Cultural Heritage 45 339-350

Jones, C., Christens-Barry, W.A., Terras, M., Toth, M.B., Gibson, A. (2019). Affine registration of multispectral images of historical documents for optimized feature recovery. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, doi:10.1093/llc/fqz054

Adam Gibson, Kathryn E. Piquette, Uwe Bergmann, William Christens-Barry, Graham Davis, Marco Endrizzi, Shuting Fan, Sina Farsiu, Anthony Fitzgerald, Jennifer Griffiths, Cerys Jones, Guorong Li, Phillip L. Manning, Charlotte Maughan Jones, Roberta Mazza, David Mills, An assessment of multimodal imaging of subsurface text in mummy cartonnage using surrogate papyrus phantoms. Heritage Science 2018 6:7