SEAHA are very pleased to announce their partnership with the Petrie Museum for On Light! As well as being able to join our heritage scientists in our Mobile Heritage Laboratory to learn how hyperspectral imaging and UV light radiation can aid in material identification and art historical investigations, visitors will also be able uncover hidden secrets of one of UCL’s prized mummy portraits at our stall in the Petrie Museum. Here, visitors will discover the potential of reflectance transformation imaging and learn about the material composition of the portrait.
On the day visitors can also take part in a record breaking attempt to create the world’s largest cyanotype print, visit the Institute of Making to learn about light manipulating materials, and venture into ‘The Cabinet’ – showcasing some of the weird and wonderful objects from UCL Museums and Collections.
For more information on all the UCL and Wellcome Collection activities please visit http://wellcomecollection.org/onlight
On Light is free admission, and will run from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, May 2nd 2015, with Wellcome Collection activities running throughout the weekend. The event will be located in Malet Place, UCL Bloomsbury Campus.