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Speakers: Gabriel Bodard, Abigail Graham, Benet Salway
Location: Senate House MakerSpace (room 265)
Free but booking essential. In person only.

This seminar explores methods for creating accurate records of inscribed surfaces in paper, that are lightweight and portable yet relatively durable. In some cases these records, the result of direct sensory engagement with an inscription, can provide advantages and insights over photographs or autopsy in reading an inscribed text. The bulk of the session involves hands-on experience making squeezes (pressing wet filter paper onto the surface of the stone using a firm brush to create a 3D impression) and rubbings (an image created by rubbing a rendering material over thin paper placed on the surface). We will also discuss the relative advantages of these and other methods, including digital 3D imaging.

Image credit: Krateros Repository