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Upcoming Meetings[edit | edit source]
IWG Meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2022[edit | edit source]
Our next meeting is this Thursday, June 23 at 11am ET. The meeting will be our "Summer Social," so plan to bring an image or imaging project to share as part of an informal gathering.
Summer Social Description: Bring your drink of choice and an image or imaging project to share. We will rotate through breakout rooms allowing the opportunity to share your image/project with different groups of people, ask questions, and socialize. You will have a couple of minutes to share your image/project in the breakout rooms followed by a couple of minutes for the small group to discuss and ask questions. The image or project can be anything, from work or outside of work. Works in progress are encouraged and allowed! If you do not have an image or images to share, you can still participate by posing a question, bringing up a topic of interest, discussing challenges and successes. Just plan to share your experiences.
If you are not on the IWG email list and you would like to receive information about the IWG and upcoming meetings, email AIC.ImagingWG@gmail.com.
Topic Groups: We have 8 topic groups up and running! If you are not involved yet but you would like to be, let us know and we can get you connected with those groups. These groups are gathering resources and developing the wiki. The topic groups include: visible light imaging, IR imaging, UV imaging, false color image processing, RTI, 3D imaging, x-radiography, and metadata and filenaming. Email us at AIC.ImagingWG@gmail.com and we will get you connected with the topic group(s) you are interested in.
Recordings[edit | edit source]
- April 19, 2022 – Presentation by Dr. David Messinger (Professor, the Xerox Chair in Imaging Science, and Director of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology) on "Imaging a future for the past: recovery of lost texts with a low-cost MSI system."
- September 14, 2021 – Presentation by Dr. Athanasios Velios (Reader in Documentation, University of the Arts London) on the Linked Conservation Data (LCD) project and network.
- April 9, 2021 – Presentation by Dr. Joanne Dyer (Scientist, Department of Scientific Research, British Museum) on the “Multispectral Imaging in Reflectance and Photo-induced Luminescence modes: A User Manual” created as part of the EU-funded ‘Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to conservation and research’ (CHARISMA) project.
- March 1, 2021 – Presentation by Scott Geffert (General Manager, Imaging Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art) on ISO standards and practical considerations for conservation documentation practices.
- October 6, 2020 – Video recording of the first IWG Meeting.
Past Meetings[edit | edit source]
IWG Meeting (April 19, 2022)[edit | edit source]
On April 19, Dr. David Messinger gave a presentation on "Imaging a future for the past: recovery of lost texts with a low-cost MSI system." Davide is currently a Professor, the Xerox Chair in Imaging Science, and Director of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was previously the Director of the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory. His research focuses on projects related to spectral image analysis using physics-based approaches and advanced mathematical techniques with particular emphasis on the use of data-driven techniques from the graph theory and manifold learning literature. Applications of this research have ranged from airborne and space-based imaging for archeology and disaster response to cultural heritage imaging.
RTI Hack/Edit-a-thon (April 6, 2022)[edit | edit source]
We hosted our first Hack/Edit-a-Thon on April 6, 2022 with the RTI Topic Group. The plan was to come together to work on co-creating content for the RTI page of the Imaging Wiki. The event aimed to connect folks with fellow IWG members, engage on topics around RTI, and help the RTI Topic Group build wiki content.
IWG Meeting (February 28, 2022)[edit | edit source]
On February 28, our meeting included short presentations by our topic group team leads to share the fantastic work that they have been doing on the Imaging Wiki.
IWG Meeting (October 18, 2021)[edit | edit source]
On October 14, our IWG meeting included Lightning Presentations from IWG members sharing projects, workarounds, and tips about their imaging work.
IWG Meeting (September 14, 2021)[edit | edit source]
On September 14, Dr. Athanasios Velios gave a presentation on Linked Conservation Data (LCD)! LCD is a project and a network of partners working on improving access to conservation documentation records. The presentation will cover the main objectives of the project and discuss how images can be included as resources within conservation documentation records expressed as Linked Data. Anthanasios is one of the investigators of the LCD project alongside Kristen St.John (Stanford Libraries). He is Reader in Documentation at the University of the Arts London. He trained as a conservator and completed a PhD in the Royal College of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum Conservation (RCA/V&A Conservation) program run in association with Imperial College on Computer Applications to Conservation.
Team Leads Meeting (August 23, 2021)[edit | edit source]
On August 23, the team leads gathered for a meeting to share ideas and progress. Each group provided brief updates and next steps which was followed by group discussion to share ideas and ask questions.
IWG Meeting (June 25, 2021)[edit | edit source]
Our June IWG meeting was our "Summer Social," a chance for people to socialize and share some images and imaging projects. We had a version of this during the AIC Annual Meeting, but we also wanted to have a full IWG Social with everyone invited.
AIC Annual Meeting IWG/RATS Session and IWG Social (May 25-26, 2021)[edit | edit source]
The IWG hosted a joint session with the Research and Technical Studies (RATS) specialty group during the 2021 AIC/SPNHC Joint Virtual Annual Meeting with presentations on May 25 and 26. The titles and presenters are listed below for the RATS/IWG joint session and the included links should provide the abstracts and additional authors. Information about registration can be found on the 2021 Virtual AIC Annual Meeting site.
Tuesday, May 25 IWG/RATS Session
- “The discovery of community stakeholders through the technical imaging analysis of Georgia O'Keeffe's "Pelvis Series, Red with Yellow", 1946, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"“ Dale Kronkright, The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
- “Building Reliable and Reusable Complex Digital Representations: The Digital Lab Notebook” Carla Schroer, Cultural Heritage Imaging
- “Virtual Reality: A Versatile Tool For Historic Preservation” Yeneneh Terefe, University of Florida
After the session on May 25, the IWG hosted a virtual social, a Sip n’ Share, to continue to build and connect the imaging community. Participants shared an image or imaging project followed by questions and group discussion.
Wednesday, May 26 IWG/RATS Session
- “Recapturing ancient identities: challenges and discoveries from the multispectral imaging of Roman Egyptian stelae at the Kelsey Museum” Caroline Roberts, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
- “Practical LED-based Multispectral Imaging of Cultural Heritage Materials” Olivia Kuzio, Rochester Institute of Technology
- “Optical 3D Scanning System to enable 3D Viewing, Sharing and Printing of Artworks” Yi Yang, Penn State Abington
- “Titian’s Rape of Europa: Artist’s Pigments and Changes Revealed through Macro-XRF Mapping (Part 1)" Jessica Chloros, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Aaron Shugar, State University of New York College at Buffalo
Team Leads Meeting (April 27, 2021)[edit | edit source]
On April 27, the team leads gathered for a meeting to share ideas and progress. Each group provided brief updates on the initial meeting and next steps, which was followed by group discussion to share ideas and ask questions.
IWG Meeting (April 9, 2021)[edit | edit source]
On April 9, Dr. Joanne Dyer gave a presentation on the “Multispectral Imaging in Reflectance and Photo-induced Luminescence modes: A User Manual” created as part of the EU-funded ‘Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to conservation and research’ (CHARISMA) project. Joanne is a Scientist in the Department of Scientific Research at the British Museum and specializes in the study of color, colorants, and their sources. Trained as photochemist and vibrational spectroscopist, her research interests lie in the interaction between light and the materials encountered on ancient polychrome surfaces and archaeological/historical textiles. Her research uses a variety of analytical techniques and adapts and develops new imaging methods for the study of colored surfaces, enabling them to be read and understood in new ways.
Team Leads Meeting (March 5, 2021)[edit | edit source]
On March 5, the team leads from the seven topic groups gathered for a meeting to share ideas and progress. Each group provided brief updates on the initial meeting and next steps, which was followed by group discussion to share ideas and ask questions.
IWG Meeting (March 1, 2021)[edit | edit source]
On March 1, Scott Geffert gave a presentation on ISO standards and practical considerations for conservation documentation practices. Scott is the General Manger of Metropolitan Museum of Art's Imaging department. His interests and involvement in imaging have evolved over the years from consulting cultural heritage institutions around the world to taking an active role in helping steer the imaging industry via advocacy of international standards and involvement in the IS&T, ISO and CIE organizations. These efforts have directly influenced improvements in cameras, software and best practices. Scott is currently heading up ISO standards work to define best practice in spectral imaging.
Wiki Editors Meeting (January 29, 2021)[edit | edit source]
The IWG wiki editors met with the AIC e-Editor on January 29, 2021. This was a live training focusing on questions following the AIC wiki editor training video.
Initial Topic Group Meetings (January 15 and 25, 2021)[edit | edit source]
We are moving forward with the development of the Imaging Wiki with seven initial topic groups focusing on the following imaging techniques: visible light imaging (VIS), X-ray, Infrared imaging (IR), Ultraviolet imaging (UV), False Color (FC) Processing, Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI), and 3D imaging. These are only the initial topic groups - there will be more topics to come as the Imaging Wiki continues to develop.
The initial topic group meetings were held over two days in January. The IWG leadership team hosted these two Zoom meetings, and the topic groups met as 30-minute breakout sessions lead by the team leads. Information about each of the topic group meetings will be linked or posted here (more information to come).
More information to come about each topic group meeting:
- January 15 – Topic Groups: RTI Meeting Minutes, 3D Imaging, IR Imaging
- January 25 – Topic Groups: VIS Meeting Minutes, UV Imaging, False Color Processing, X-Ray Meeting Minutes
Topic Group Survey: As the topic groups get up and running, we want to make sure that you are connected with the groups that you want to participate with. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to let us know your topic groups of interest. We will send your name and email address to the team leads of those topic groups, and they will keep you in the loop with next steps and future meetings. The survey will close on February 19.
Team Leads & Wiki Editors Meeting (November 17, 2020)[edit | edit source]
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, we held a Zoom meeting with people interested in being team leads and wiki editors for our first topic groups focusing on imaging techniques. During the meeting we proposed pairings for the team leads and wiki editors for each of the initial topic groups; we shared guidelines, expectations and responsibilities; and we offered recommendations for the initial meetings with the topic groups.
- Meeting Agenda
- PDF of presentation slides
- PDF of presentation formatted as handout with notes
- Video Recording of Meeting
Our plan is to follow up this November meeting with the topic group meetings in January in addition to a meeting for the wiki editors with the AIC e-Editor.
This will not be the only time to get involved as a team lead or wiki editor. There will be more topic groups in the future as we continue to develop the Imaging Wiki!
Initial Call for Participation: IWG Meeting (October 6, 2020)[edit | edit source]
We had our first meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 via Zoom marking the initial call for participation. Over 100 people from around the world expressed interest in participating in the IWG. We had 70 people attend the first meeting calling in from North America, South America, Europe and Asia. During the meeting we provided an introduction of the IWG, an overview of the Imaging Wiki, and information about how to get involved. Attendees had time to ask questions and the meeting was closed with a survey to get an understanding of the level of interest and participation for those who want to be a part of the IWG.
The survey will give us an understanding of the level of interest and participation for those who are interested in being a part of the IWG. The survey can be filled out by people who were unable to attend the meeting. These results will help us to identify the team leads, initial wiki editors, and topic group members. The survey will close Friday, October 16, 2020.