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