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2016–2017 Events

This page lists the events in 2016 and 2017. Please use the links in the right column to see events from previous years.


Scan-a-thon CCA 2017

CCA Scan-a-thon: Free Workshops in San Francisco

Free Workshops on Digital Preservation, Conservation Imaging, and Heritage Reconstruction

CHI is participating in this day-long series of workshops. Register now and join the guestlist for these free sessions at the California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco Campus, to learn more about the use of digital technologies that can scan, analyze and reconstruct objects of material heritage, including Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and photogrammetry. Morning and afternoon sessions are identical in content. Participants can register for one morning workshop and one afternoon workshop.

San Francisco, CA: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 am–2:00 pm, California College of the Arts (CCA), 1111 8th Street, Potrero Hill


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Archiving 2017: The IS&T Archiving Conference

1. “Computational Photography Techniques for Cultural Heritage Documentation and Archiving: Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and Photogrammetry” (Short Course)

Through lectures, demonstrations, and discussion, Carla Schroer of CHI presents a condensed overview of computational photography and its application to cultural heritage. Computational photography extracts and synthesizes information from image sequences to create a new image containing information not found in any single image in the sequence. This short course offers an intensive introduction to the technologies, software, photographic equipment, and methods for Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI), and 3D photogrammetry — techniques that are being applied to a variety of art objects and other examples of material culture. There are no prerequisites — anyone from novice to expert is welcome.

Riga, Latvia: Monday, May 15, 2017, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, Avalon Hotel and Conferences

2. “A New Tool for Context Metadata Collection and Management for Computational Photography Projects” (Paper)

This paper presents the first module of an advanced set of metadata and knowledge management tools to record a “Digital Lab Notebook” (DLN), the equivalent of the traditional scientist’s lab notebook. The DLN: Capture Context (DLN:CC) tool describes the means and context of photographic data capture. The tool is designed for broad use across computational photography technologies. The DLN:CC has already been implemented for Reflectance Transformation Imaging, and implementation for photogrammetry, funded by the US National Parks Service, is underway. The collection and organization of contextual metadata is highly automated, occurring during the time the image data is captured and processed, rather than afterward. This project adds ISO-standard compliant metadata, which establishes the provenance and reliability of the subject’s quantitative digital representation. The captured photographic sequences and the DLN metadata contain all the information needed to generate and/or regenerate advanced 2D and 3D digital surrogates, such as 3D models with texture, and a scientific account of their measurement precision.

Riga, Latvia: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1:45 pm–3:00 pm, National Library of Latvia


NCPTT 2017 3D Digital Documentation Summit

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“Scientific Photogrammetric Imaging of a Large-scale Diego Rivera Fresco Mural” (Paper)

Mark Mudge of CHI will describe the CHI team's experience in capturing the fine surface details of a 1940 fresco by Diego Rivera that is 6.7 by 22.5 meters (approximately 151 square meters). Several aspects of the project will be highlighted including: the determination and achievement of the resolution and precision requirements; the metadata strategy for the imaging data; and considerations for viable outputs for the web and other distribution channels.

New Orleans, LA: Time and location details to be announced. This symposium to be held Tuesday, April 18 through Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Old US Mint Museum.


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Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) 2017

1. “Digital Lab Notebook Creation for Computational Photography” (Presentation)

Mark Mudge (co-author Carla Schroer) of CHI will present this talk. For centuries, the scientific method has required the recording of empirical data collection contexts and subsequent processing in a lab notebook, which provides informational transparency and enables informed reuse. This talk will introduce two new, metadata and knowledge management software tools for scientific digital documentation of cultural heritage and designed for digital representations that are built with computational photography technologies.

Atlanta, GA: Time and location details to be announced. CAA 2017: Tuesday, March 14 through Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Georgia State University Student Center

2. “Challenges and Insights from the Photogrammetric Capture of a Large-scale Diego Rivera Fresco” (Presentation)

This talk to be presented by Carla Schroer (co-author Mark Mudge) describes the authors' experience capturing the fine surface details of a 6.7 by 22.5 meters (approximately 151 square meters) 1940 fresco by Diego Rivera in San Francisco. The chief motivation for this project was to produce benchmark historic documentation of the current state of the mural; provide details of the mural’s surface for conservation and restoration planning; and promote awareness and research of the mural iconography and the brushwork of the artist. Several aspects of the project will be highlighted including: the determination and achievement of the resolution and precision requirements; the metadata strategy for the imaging data; and considerations for viable outputs for the web and other distribution channels.

Atlanta, GA: Time and location details to be announced. CAA 2017: Tuesday, March 14 through Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Georgia State University Student Center

3. Mark Mudge to Join Roundtable (Panel)

Mark Mudge of CHI will join a panel on Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling and present a 5-minute paper discussing the advantages of image-based systems for sustainability and long-term preservation of 3D models.

Atlanta, GA: Time and location details to be announced. CAA 2017: Tuesday, March 14 through Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Georgia State University Student Center


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Illumination of Material Culture: A Symposium on Computational Photography and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) at The Met” (Two-day Symposium)

CHI has partnered with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to present this two-day symposium with a focus on use cases and recently developed tools and research in Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and related techniques in computational photography. The symposium will bring together approximately 90 conservators and humanities collections professionals, photographers, curators, archivists, imaging experts, researchers, and technology experts to present the latest updates to RTI technology and related techniques and their applications. Speakers and panelists will discuss current uses and future development of RTI and related tools and methods for the user community.

New York, NY: Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY


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Museum Computer Network (MCN) 2016

1. “Scientific Imaging Data for Museum Visitors: Online and In-gallery Uses of 3D Technology” (Panel, 60 minutes)

Museum imaging departments and conservation labs collect data to support conservation and research. There is often a desire to share this work with the public through in-gallery and online presentations. This panel includes three case studies and a discussion, exploring questions like: How much of the data and outcomes do we share? Do we need to “dumb it down”? What are the challenges in presenting scientific data such as high-resolution 3D to the general public? The three panel members: Robert Kastler, Museum of Modern Art, will discuss 3D capture and presentation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City model; Daniel Dennehy, Minneapolis Institute of Art, will discuss a project that is producing high-resolution 3D of Chinese bronzes and was originally inspired by curatorial research; and Carla Schroer, Cultural Heritage Imaging, will present the collection and sharing of high-resolution 3D data of a 1940, 22’ X 74’ Diego Rivera mural, a project driven by conservation needs, including decisions about the level of detail to capture.

New Orleans, Louisiana: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 2:45–3:45 pm, in the Orleans room at the J.W. Marriott New Orleans.

2. Carla Schroer to present as an MCN Scholar (Lightning Talks)

MCN grants 15 scholarships to a wide range of emerging leaders in the field of museum technology. This year Carla Schroer, Director of CHI, was selected for this honor (see http://conference.mcn.edu/2016/scholars.cfm). Carla will participate in this series of lightning talks in which conference attendees will meet the MCN 2016 Scholars as well as explore the scholars’ diverse range of projects from their professional and/or academic practice in the past year.

New Orleans, Louisiana: Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:30–10:00 am, in the Ile de France II room at the J.W. Marriott New Orleans.


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Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM)

Reflectance Transformation Imaging Training in Melbourne, Australia (Four-day Class)

With generous support from the Gordon Darling Foundation and from the ADFAS Patricia Robertson Scholarship Fund, AICCM presents a 4-day Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) training class led by the Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) training team.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne, Tuesday, June 28 through Friday, July 1, 2016, 9:00 am–5:00 pm each day


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Archiving 2016: The IS&T Archiving Conference

ArchSC01: “Computational Photography Techniques for Cultural Heritage Documentation and Archiving: Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and Photogrammetry” (Short Course)

Through lectures, demonstrations, and discussion, Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge of CHI present a condensed overview of computational photography and its application to cultural heritage. Computational photography extracts and synthesizes information from image sequences to create a new image containing information not found in any single image in the sequence. This short course offers an intensive introduction to the technologies, software, photographic equipment, and methods for Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI), and 3D photogrammetry — techniques that are being applied to a variety of art objects and other examples of material culture. There are no prerequisites — anyone from novice to expert is welcome.

Washington, DC: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue


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2016 Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS)

Meet the CHI Team at AIA (Exhibitor Booth 312)

The CHI team will be on hand in Exhibitor Booth 312 at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) in San Francisco, January 6-9. Please drop by and check out our latest information about 3D photogrammetry and RTI imaging techniques.

San Francisco, California: Wednesday, January 6 through Saturday, January 9, 2016