Posted by: viscenter | July 6, 2009

EDUCE Paris Team Sets Up at Institut de France

Team: (From left to right) Pierre Audouin, Ryan Baumann, Lowell Pike, Jurgen Stausens, Brent Seales, SkyScan 1173 scanner

From left to right: Pierre Audouin, Ryan Baumann, Lowell Pike, Jurgen Stausens, Brent Seales, SkyScan 1173 scanner

The EDUCE team arrived today at the Institut de France and were warmly welcomed by Madame Pastoureau (Director, Library), Madame Queyroux (Conservator), and Mr. Audouin (Communications).  The EDUCE team is Brent Seales (Director), Lowell Pike (Infrastructure), Ryan Baumann (Scanning Scientist) and Steve Bailey (Media and Documentation).   The rooms in the Institut de France were ready for us, and we established a calendar for the first week’s work.  In the afternoon the equipment from Kentucky arrived on schedule.  The team unpacked and began configuring computer equipment, network infrastructure, and data storage systems.

Jurgen Stausens from SkyScan-Belgium arrived in the afternoon and soon afterward the shipping company delivered the scanner.  Jurgen unpacked it, ran diagnostics, and prepared the software for scanning.  The scanner is ready to go!

EDUCE team prepares equipment

EDUCE team prepares equipment

We will calibrate and make test scans tomorrow (Tues), prepare to mount the scrolls inside the special containers on Wed, and plan to make the first micro-CT scan of a complete Herculaneum roll on Thursday.

Watch for an update on Friday where we summarize our first week of work.

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