The Staffordshire Gold Hoard

[post conservation]

These are the official high definition colour images comprehensively produced for Birmingham Museums Trust and partners in close collaboration with the BM&AG Collections Care team, following thier extensive programme of conservation and research work during the period 2010-2017.

These are the images that are used world wide in print, exhibitions, magazines, digital media, publications, and news. {this is just a small sample of the many hundreds created}

The images are created by first, producing up to 80 incrementally focussed raw macro 'slice' photographs for each object.
These multiple image layers are then merged into a single composite photographic file using specialist focus stacking software. The resulting high resolution and high definition photograph is fully sharp and detailed over the entire image surface, unlike conventional 'single point of focus' macro photography.

Files are then adjusted to remove any lens distortion, moire, noise, distortion and other production artefacts such as dust, reflections, fringing or background marks. The final, uncompressed, high resolution images spend approximately 1.5 to 3 hours in post production.

Specialist workflow software, fibre optic lighting as well as some custom made equipment and logistics are also used during production. The resulting images are astonishingly detailed and contain resolution capable of rendering optical detail down to less than 0.25mm and at 100% the images are between 400% and 1000% larger than the actual objects.

These images are used to produce high quality exhibitions prints, digital interactivity objects, and a range of other types of media as well as for high level scrutiny by conservators from BM&AG and other organisations, as well as by visitors from all over the UK and around the world.

For more detailed information click here:

The Staffordshire Hoard Blog

All Images are Copyright 'Birmingham Museums Trust'

Sorry but no unauthorised use of these images is allowed.

http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k671-k965.jpg
K671 and K965
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k836.jpg
K836
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k460.jpg
K460
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k352.jpg
K352
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k1073-3.jpg
K1073 (3)
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k710.jpg
K710
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k710-2.jpg
K710 (2)
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k297.jpg
K297
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k554-.jpg
BM&AG K554
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k739.jpg
K739
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k735.jpg
K735
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k699-.jpg
BM&AG K699
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k699-view-3.jpg
BM&AG K699 (view 3)
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k270-view-3.jpg
BM&AG K270 [view 3]
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k270-view-3_v2.jpg
BM&AG K270 [view 3]
[crop showing capture detail]
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k879-.jpg
BM&AG K879
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_untitled-1_v2.jpg
BM&AG K879
(showing capture detail @90%)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k550-view-2.jpg
BM&AG K550 [view 2]
Post Conservation (showing capture details)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k550-view-3.jpg
BM&AG K550 [view 3]
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k980-view-2.jpg
BM&AG K980 [view 2]
[crop showing capture detail]
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k980-view-2_v2.jpg
BM&AG K980 [view 2]
[crop showing capture detail]
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k675-view-2.jpg
BM&AG K675 [view 2]
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k655-5-.jpg
BM&AG K655 [5]
Post Conservation (focus-stacked composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k462-.jpg
BM&AG K462
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k514-view-2.jpg
BM&AG K514 [View 2]
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k514-view-2_v2.jpg
BM&AG K514 [View 2]
[crop showing capture detail]
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k130-view-3.jpg
BM&AG K130 [view 3]
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k130-view-3_v2.jpg
BM&AG K130 [view 3]
[crop showing capture detail]
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k715.jpg
BM&AG K715
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k715-detail.jpg
BM&AG K715
[crop showing capture detail]
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k653-view3.jpg
BM&AG K653 [view3]
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k667.jpg
BM&AG K667
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k652-view-3.jpg
BM&AG K652 [view 3]
Post Conservation (focus-stacked macro composite)
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/31_k652-view-3_v2.jpg
BM&AG K652 [view 3]
[crop showing capture detail]