Meiji Techno has announced the installation of a suite of new microscopes featuring the RX stereo microscope with an Infinity camera and software analysis system.
These will be used in the study of the Staffordshire Hoard, said to be the most significant archaeological find ever uncovered in the West Midlands region.
Deborah Cane, the collections care officer at Birmingham Museum, has been seconded for two years to leading a team of conservators to record the process of conservation cleaning and preparing for exhibition the collection of pieces collectively known as the Staffordshire Hoard.
The studio requires ergonomically designed microscopes that deliver high optical performance at a reasonable price.
'The Meiji microscopes are simply nice to work with and give my team exactly what they need in terms of comfort and resultant images,' said Crane.
'Using the Infinity camera gives us the time-saving advantage of an inclusive metrology package that gives measurements directly on the images as they are recorded,' she added.