CapCo Funding In Action

Thanks to support from the AHRC's Capability for Collections Fund (CapCo), our researchers, students and colleagues now benefit from significantly enhanced infrastructure at the University's Kelvin Hall Study Centre.

Our upgraded and state-of-the-art instrumentation includes a suite of specialised high-resolution microscopes with enhanced wavelength range, mapping and digital capability, an imaging FTIR for mapping multi-layered painted/coated surfaces, and instruments for non-invasive: pigment analysis, surface relief and texture characterisation, and light fade testing of objects.

Using the long-working-distance mobile stereomicroscope, funded by an AHRC CapCo grant, to investigate a Joan Eardley painting at the Hunterian

Using our new long-working-distance stereo microscope to examine possible sand grains embedded in the paint of a Joan Eardley seascape held in the Hunterian collection

Together with our colleagues at The Hunterian and at University Archives and Special Collections, we are building these expanded capabilities into our object-based research and research-led teaching.

First published: 28 October 2021