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The Lazarus Project: The Future of the Past

Based at the University of Rochester, the Lazarus Project brings multispectral-imaging technology to institutions all over the world as a fully mobile imaging laboratory. The lab "capture[s] images of a manuscript or cultural heritage object, then use[s] digital processing techniques to recover texts and images lost for centuries due to damage or deliberate erasure." The Lazarus Project provides this technology to institutions free-of-charge through a competitive research proposal process. Past projects have included materials based at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Chartres Media Library, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum, to name a few (some projects have their own embedded hyperlinked pages that readers can access under the Projects section). The project is led by a board of directors that encompasses professors and professionals in related fields, in addition to consultants at external organizations and graduate students at the University of Rochester. Those interested in seeing how detailed the multispectral imaging is with the Lazarus Project should check out the MSI Martellus Map, which provides a side-by-side slide bar comparison of the map as seen in natural daylight with a processed multispectral image.
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Date of Scout Publication
July 19th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
July 16th, 2019 at 11:04am
Date Of Record Release
July 17th, 2019 at 8:25am
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