FRAGMENTED GLASS PLATE PHOTOGRAPHS
During a recent digitalization project of the textual and iconographical fund of Department of Archaeology Library of the Catania University, one of the largest and oldest between Italian academies, a serious problem was represented by the iconographical resources on glass plates coated by silver halide. The Library has an archive of about 3000 glass plates taken between the last two decades of the '800 and the rst half of the '900, depicting the masterpieces of Greek and Roman art and documenting the excavation activities of the Department in Italy, North Africa, and Greece. Several of these plates are damaged and fractured and cannot be used for reproduction and cannot be properly digitalized. Even
In order to solve this problem and to quicken the process restoring a large amount of fractured glass plates, in this paper we propose an automatic method for the virtual restoration based on the use of image processing techniques. The algorithm reduces luminance artifacts
F. Stanco, D. Tanasi, G. Gallo - Digital Reconstruction of Fragmented Glass Plate Photographs: the Case of Archaeological Photography – Communications in Applied and Industrial Mathematics, ISSN 2038-0909, 2011.
F. Stanco, D. Tanasi, G. Gallo – Virtual Restoration of Fragmented Glass Plate Photographs of Archaeologicaal Repertoires - Virtual Archaeology Review, Vol. 2, Issue 03, May 2011, ISSN: 1989-9947.