Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

THIS WEBPAGE IS DEPRECATED - please visit our new website

Mosaicing Multi-spectral Images of Heritage Paintings

General Info

Thesis by: Anne-Claire Morvan
Advisor: Professor Nassir Navab
Supervision by: Alexandru Duliu
Contact: Alexandru Duliu
Status: Finished


Modern imaging methods like fluorescence x-ray imaging and multispectral imaging have been a great aid in this effort. The latter is a non-destructive technique that has been growing in the last years for painting investigation. Providing spectral and colorimetric characterization of the whole painted surface, it is suitable to document the conservation state of an artwork. Applying image mosaicing to multispectral imaging would produce very high resolution multispectral images of these artworks. Furthermore such a technique could facilitate higher image resolutions at the cost of an increased acquisition time.


The students task is to prepare a documented software package that produces high resolution mosaic images of paintings (assuming these are flat) using a multispectral camera.

The project will be split into following packages: acquisition, registration, stitching and post-processing and presentation. These work-packages will have some overlap as to offer the student time to asses the feasibility of each task, even before she/he focuses completely on it.



Carcagni, P., Della Patria, A., Fontana, R., Greco, M., Mastroianni, M., Materazzi, M., Pampaloni, E. & Pezzati, L. Multispectral imaging of paintings by optical scanning 2007 Optics and Lasers in Engineering
Vol. 45(3), pp. 360–367 
article URL 
Elias, M., Mas, N. & Cotte, P. Review of several optical non-destructive analyses of an easel painting. Complementarity and crosschecking of the results 2011 Journal of Cultural Heritage  article URL 

Title: Mosaicing Multi-spectral Images of Heritage Paintings
Abstract: In this work we propose using multispectral imaging as an aid to the restoration process of heritage paintings and also to help peel back centuries of discoloration and layered impurities. To ensure that small enough details can be recovered, mosaicing will be employed to reconstruct a very high resolution image of the artworks in question.
Student: Anne-Claire Morvan
Director: Professor Nassir Navab
Supervisor: Alexandru Duliu
Type: IDP/Klinisches Anwendungsprojekt
Area: Computer Vision
Status: finished
Thesis (optional):  

Edit | Attach | Refresh | Diffs | More | Revision r1.4 - 22 Apr 2013 - 10:05 - AlexandruDuliu