Cultural Heritage Imaging

Log Number: MP-00-10-0031-10

Cultural Heritage Imaging will introduce both emerging and established museum professionals to state-of-the-art imaging technology through a series of 10 workshops reaching a minimum of 150 participants. These participatory workshops will provide training in Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and other new technologies based on digital photography. The two-year project will be supported by a robust group of collaborators from industry, higher education, leading computer scientists, and the museum community. The project will introduce museum professionals to a family of related methods, often called Computational Photography, based on the extraction of information from multiple digital photographs. These methods include RTI, which allows precise examination of objects by virtual means, reducing repeated handling and introducing broader access for museum visitors. The project will result in freely available tools and training materials for dissemination to the broader museum community.