None of the accomplishments of the Lazarus Project would be possible without the teamwork and expertise of the project's collaborators.
The Lazarus Project collaborators are a diverse group of scholars, scientists, and people in industry drawn from many disciplines. They play various supporting roles in recovery projects depending on their skill set.
Among the humanists, the paleographers and codicologists provide expert advice to scholars involved in reading manuscripts, while heraldry experts aid in identifying the coats of arms that often adorn objects.
Historians, archeologists, and historians of cartography aid with locating and deciphering unusual artifacts.
Senior scholars who have broad contacts with museums and collections throughout the world help us gain access to manuscripts, maps, and cultural heritage objects.
Material scientists with expertise in x-ray fluorescence (XRF), Raman spectroscopy, polarized light microscopy, and sample collection advise on the chemistry of inks, pigments, and substrates, supporting the work of humanists in the identification and provenance of objects.
Technical photographers and optical engineers help build and deploy new imaging equipment and portable supports for that equipment.
Imaging scientists help both with image processing and with the development of new methods and algorithms for image processing.