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File(s) under permanent embargo

Reason: File access is limited to the Blackfoot Digital Library [BDL] and to the Museums currently caring for the items.  Models will be freely viewable on the Mootookakio’ssin microsite of the BDL.   Limiting access to full RTI data

National Museums Scotland  A.1902.281 crupper RTI Untitled Item

posted on 2022-02-14, 11:25 authored by Louisa MinkinLouisa Minkin, Ian Dawson, Concepts Have Teeth
NMS Catalogue Description: Horse's crupper, of cloth and yellow-stained leather, with leather and tin cone tags and beadwork ornamentation: North America, USA, Montana, or Canada, Alberta, Blackfoot Confederacy, mid - late 19th century

Reflectance Transformation Imaging dataset of underside of crupper taken on project visit to National Museums Collection Centre, Edinburgh September 2021.
Comprising 150 jpeg files and finished .ptm file.

RTI is a computational photographic method that captures a subject’s surface shape and colour and enables the interactive re-lighting of the subject from any direction. RTI also permits the mathematical enhancement of the subject’s surface shape and colour attributes. The enhancement functions of RTI reveal surface information that is not disclosed under direct empirical examination of the physical object.


Concepts Have Teeth, And Teeth That Bite Through Time: digital imaging and Blackfoot material culture in UK museums.

Arts and Humanities Research Council

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