De Montfort University - Shine a light on conservation

September 11, 2008

The use of holograms to replace valuable museum artefacts is the subject of a conference at De Montfort University next week. Hologram art works have been used by museums around the world since the medium was first developed in the 1960s, but the technology now delivers enhanced realism. Martin Richardson, chair of modern holography at De Montfort, said the conference, "Holography in the Modern Museum", would show that the technique was an "important innovation in the conservation world".

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