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Upcoming Meetings[edit | edit source]

IWG Meeting on September 14, 2021 at 11am ET[edit | edit source]

Our next IWG meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14 at 11am ET. We are excited that Athanasios Velios will be joining us during this meeting to present 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. A brief bio for Athanasios is included in the agenda.


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 are still working to add a couple of new topic groups focusing on metadata and standards! We need some additional help with these, so please let us know if you are interested in participating at any level (co-lead, wiki editor, or member). Email AIC.ImagingWG@gmail.com to let us know if you are interested!

Past Meetings[edit | edit source]

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


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

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:


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.


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.