Imaging Technology Workshop

As part of the International Institute for Conservation-Canadian Group's 19th Annual Conference, the GCI's Documentation Program coorganized a workshop on imaging technology in conservation. Held May 26, 1993, at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, it was attended by over 50 conservation professionals from throughout North America.

The workshop focused on all aspects of imaging technology for the conservator and museum professional—from the basics of imaging technology to the use of sophisticated technologies such as 3-D imaging. Offering presentations at the workshop were Katharine Untch of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Henry Lie from the Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard University Art Museums; Eric Lange and Barbara Snyder from the GCI; Chris Gallagher of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Réjean Baribeau of the Canadian Conservation Institute.


Conservation Imaging Consortium Meeting

The Conservation Imaging Consortium (formerly known as CRESSIDA) held its third semi-annual meeting at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), May 27-28, 1993. Collaborators in the consortium included the Scientific and Documentation Programs of the Getty Conservation Institute; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the National Gallery, London; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard University Art Museums; and the RIT.

In addition to discussing the consortium's operation and adopting its new name, the group heard presentations by two RIT staff members, Dr. Jonathan Arney and Dr. Robert Johnston, on imaging research being conducted in condition documentation of daguerreotypes and the conservation of Dead Sea Scrolls, respectively. In keeping with one of the consortium's goals of actively seeking industry participation, invited speaker Michael Axman of the Eastman Kodak Company gave a talk on photo CD and image archiving.