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Subject: Course on X-ray radiography

Course on X-ray radiography

From: Sonia Alice O'Connor <s.oconnor>
Date: Friday, April 27, 2007
"Imaging Techniques, Interpretation and Digitisation"
Cultural Material X-Radiography Course 2007
Norcroft Conference Centre, University of Bradford
2-4 October 2007

Course Organisers: Sonia O'Connor and Jason Maher

Subject Specialists: Ina Berg, Manchester University; Jo Buckberry,
University of Bradford; Graham Hart; Janet Lang; Jacqueline Ridge,
National Galleries of Scotland; Dave Starley, Royal Armouries

This is a three day course on cultural material X-radiography, aimed
at conservators, finds researchers and all specialists who work
with, or commission, X-radiographic images. Delivery will be a
mixture of lectures, seminars and practical sessions. Each day can
be taken as a stand alone element or combined to provide a
comprehensive grounding in radiography, taking delegates from the
basics of conventional radiography through to the latest advances
and applications of digital radiography.

The course will look at the role of radiography across the breadth
of cultural material studies, including:

    Archaeological finds
    Metals and stone objects
    Human and Animal bones
    Textiles and other organic objects
    Ethnographic Material
    Paintings and Paper

All delegates are encouraged to bring radiographic films for
digitisation and items they would like radiographed. Please check
that these will be suitable for the equipment available by

    Sonia O'Connor
    +44 1274-236498
    s.oconnor [at] bradford__ac__uk

Course Programme

Day 1
Theory and Practice

    Concentrates on how to produce high quality radiographs and
    their interpretation, including; applications of X-radiography,
    X-ray generation and beam characteristics, radiation safety,
    optimisation of image quality, special techniques and how to
    view images for the best results, Practical: Viewing and
    interpretation of x-ray images

Day 2
Applications and Experience

    Looks at a range of materials and the specialist techniques
    required to obtain optimal results. This includes a series of
    presentations by specialists covering radiographic techniques
    for: archaeological assemblages, metals, ceramics, large
    objects, human and other animal bone, paintings, textiles, paper
    and other organic materials. Practical: Taking and developing
    x-ray images (Option to view the collection of early
    radiographic images from the collections at the National Media

Day 3
Digital Radiography

    Including: evaluating and purchasing digital equipment, digital
    imaging modalities, digital image basics, file formats, storage
    and metadata, digital image processing, digitising and
    dissemination. Practical: Digital Image Acquisition and

Course Fees
                     Before 30 June 2007      1 July 2007 onwards
                    Non-Student  Student     Non-Student  Student

  Full Course Rate  UKP300       UKP275      UKP330       UKP275
  Per Day Rate      UKP120       UKP100      UKP130       UKP100

Fees include tuition, course documentation for the days booked (full
manual is approximately 120 pages), CDROM with a full copy of all
imaging software used on the course, lunch and morning and afternoon

Travel and Accommodation: We can suggest suitable hotels and assist
with booking if necessary. Bradford is easily accessible by road or
rail, details and a map are available on the website. Leeds/Bradford
International airport is approximately 11 miles from the University,
further details on the website.

To book a place on the course, or for further information please

    Sonia O'Connor
    Research Fellow in Conservation
    +44 1274 236498
    Fax: +44 1274 235190
    s.oconnor [at] bradford__ac__uk

See <URL:>

Sonia O'Connor
Research Fellow in Conservation
Department of Archaeological Sciences
University of Bradford
West Yorkshire BD7 1DP
+44 1274 236498 (office)
Fax: +44 1274 235190

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:1
                 Distributed: Saturday, April 28, 2007
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Received on Friday, 27 April, 2007

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