Stitching Together X-Ray Images of Paintings
Because of the size of many paintings, x-rays have to be taken in separate “plates” and then digitally stitched back together. This is useful for seeing the way an artwork is imaged for conservation preservation. Finding a less time-consuming way to digitally combine plates is a big challenge for conservators.
This is a set of six x-rays taken of a panel painting of the Madonna and Child in the Walters’ collection (accession number 37.637). The online resource URL for this object is http://art.thewalters.org/detail/8525/madonna-adoring-the-child-with-the-infant-john-the-baptist/.
Similarly, there was an idea that came from the museum's conservation and curatorial departments to stitch together images of broken tile. If there's interest in this sort of "stitching together" technology, we can provide examples of how it would be useful for the museum, both for 2D and 3D objects.