Art Imaging - Multi-/Hyperspectral Imaging an Kunstwerken im VIS- und IR-Bereich

An innovative image sensor based on graphene-CMOS integration is currently built that in future should allow us to
investigate artworks in the spectral bandwidth of 300–2000 nm, which has not been possible up to now.


  • Lead department Bern University of the Arts
  • Additional departments Engineering and Information Technology
  • Institute Institute Materiality in Art and Culture 
    Institute for Human Centered Engineering (HUCE)
  • Research unit Material analyses
    Präventive Konservierung
  • BFH centre BFH Centre for Arts in Context
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019
  • Project management Cornelius Palmbach
  • Head of project Cornelius Palmbach


This project will provide the conditions for a follow-up project, carried out in collaboration with partners from industry, in which this sensor might be integrated in an application-specific camera. Software applications are also being prepared for the analysis and post-processing of the camera’s multispectral and hyperspectral image files.