Art Analysis

Laurette Thomas from Art Analysis was kind enough to share this photo taken by the reporter who is making a restoration film for French TV (to be broadcast in September). Laurette says “Pleasure to see this fabulous painting cleaned and compare our reflectography of 2014 with that of our new Apollo camera from Opus instruments”…. Read More >

The Apollo’s Norfolk road trip

Apollo camera capturing a infrared reflectogram
The Apollo camera capturing the south side of the rood, panels 3 and 4.

We had the pleasure, at the request of Dr Lucy Wrapson from The Hamilton Kerr Institute, to capture infrared reflectograms of a rood screen in South Norfolk that she is trying to restore back to some of its former glory. Only 14 panels from the base of the rood have survived the harsh conditions of… Read More >

Merry Christmas

Christmas Tree and Star by Markus Spiske

Faster than we could imagine, we’ve found ourselves at the end of another year. It’s been a great one for us at Opus Instruments, with the opportunity to provide cameras to some wonderful institutions that are using it to produce incredible research already. We’ve also introduced our new Filter Set, which has been providing some… Read More >

Pieter Pourbus and the Forgotten Masters

Osiris Pourbus Infrared reflectography
Musea Brugge Sfeerbeelden persconferentie 11 okt © Sarah Bauwens

This week, Musea Brugge launched a new exhibition on Pieter Pourbus and the Forgotten Masters. Born in Gouda and famous in 16th century Bruges, Pourbus is now little known. This exhibition based at the Groeningemuseum is set to change that. The 16th century was a difficult time in Bruges, but Pourbus was a key part… Read More >

Opus at ICOM-CC


Jo will be attending the ICOM-CC Triennial Conference in Copenhagen from the 4th-8th September 2017. Stop by Booth 21 to find out more about the Osiris camera and what makes it the world-leading camera for infrared reflectography. She’ll also have more information about the new filter sets we’re introducing. These allow you to split the… Read More >

AIC 2017 in Chigaco

Chicago skyline

Steve Chambers will be attending AIC’s 45th Annual Meeting in Chicago on May 30th-31st. Come visit him at Booth 209 in the Exhibition Hall to find out all the latest news from Opus Instruments and learn more about the world-leading Osiris camera. There’ll be resources on hand to explain more about infrared reflectography and how… Read More >

Merry Christmas from Opus!

Christmas Tree

We’d like to say a very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Opus Instruments. It’s been a big year for us with a new team, new location and brand new website, and we’d like to thank you all for your support. As the year draws to a close, we’re looking forward to what… Read More >

Osiris Parameter Calculator

The Osiris might be the most intuitive imaging system for infrared reflectography, but while the sensor peeks through layers of paint and our software stitches the results into a seamless mosaic, there’s still one bit you have to take care of – setting it all up. There are two key parts to getting the most out… Read More >

New Case Study by the Mauritshuis

Jan Steel Infrared Reflectogram Detail
Infrared Reflectogram of Jan Steen, Peasants Dancing at an Inn, © Conservation Department, Mauritshuis

The Mauritshuis have been using infrared reflectography to explore the paintings of Jan Steen. One painting in particular – Peasants Dancing at an Inn – has displayed some very interesting results that we’re excited to be able to share with you in this new case study from the Conservation Department, Mauritshuis. Behind the Case Study The… Read More >

Welcome to the New Opus Website

We’ve made a few little changes here at Opus Instruments, including the brand new website designed to bring you more information and resources on infrared reflectography than we’ve ever been able to before. If you’re new to infrared reflectography as you are to the site, why not to take a look at our Introduction to IRR… Read More >