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Electronic Imaging and Conservation

TitleElectronic Imaging and Conservation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsNewman, A., & Zuccari F.
Secondary TitleHands On: Hypermedia & Interactivity in Museums: Selected Papers from the Third International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums: Volume 2 (ICHIM 95 / MCN 95)
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedSan Diego, California
EditorBearman, D.
Keywordsconservation, digital imaging, works of art

Conservation techniques involving imaging that were once prohibitively expensive due to cumbersome and inaccessibly large computers, are now available to more conservators with the adaptation of easier-to-use and relatively inexpensive technology. Two years ago we wrote: "We are confident that the specific investigations proposed will become valuable models for linking this technology to art historical research, thus opening new pathways of scholarship." Today, we have found that digital imaging tools, such as simulating framing options for works of art and image cataloguing systems, are used routinely in our conservation and imaging labs.