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Report on digital imagery for works of art

From: Donald Waters <djw>
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2002
On November 19-20, 2001, the National Science Foundation, The Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation, and the Harvard University Art Museums jointly
sponsored an invitational workshop on Digital Imagery for Works of
Art.  This workshop was organized by Kevin Kiernan (University of
Kentucky), Charles Rhyne (Reed College), and Ron Spronk (Harvard
University), and was designed to bring together computer and imaging
scientists who have been active in digital imagery research with a
particular group of end users, namely research scholars in the
visual arts, including art and architecture historians, art
curators, conservators, and scholars and practitioners in closely
related disciplines.

The specific purpose of the meeting was to explore how the research
and development agenda of computing, information and imaging
scientists might more usefully serve the research needs of research
scholars in the visual arts. At the same time, participants looked
for opportunities where applications in the art history domain might
inform and push information technology research in new and useful

The final report of the workshop is now available at
<URL:>.  This Web page
contains a copy of the report in HTML and a link to a printable
version in Adobe Acrobat format.  This Web page also contains a link
to a comment form.  The organizers and sponsors would very much
welcome comments and other feedback from readers of the report.  Of
particular interest would be links to ongoing efforts in the various
areas emphasized in the report, as well as pointers to resources
(collections, tools, etc.) that may be useful for future
collaborative work.

Stephen M. Griffin, National Science Foundation
Donald Waters, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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