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Rita Hofmann-Sievert receives HP Image Permanence Award (IS&T)

From: Douglas W. Nishimura <dwnpph<-a>
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The 2008 recipient of the HP Image Permanence Award is Rita
Hofmann-Sievert "for her outstanding contributions to the field of
image preservation, in particular advancement in inkjet colorants,
inks, and media: advancement in predictive science and promotion of
the importance and awareness of image permanence across the world".

Rita is primarily an industry person.  I know her for her work as
the Swiss expert for ISO Technical Committee 42/Working Group 5,
responsible for the permanence and physical properties of imaging
materials. In her real life, she is head of R&D for Ilford
(world-wide). She is also currently vice-president of IS&T, and the
nominated expert for the commission on Nanotechnology of the Swiss
Academy of Technical Sciences. So it is a bit of a miracle that Nora
Kennedy and Debbie Hess Norris managed to schedule time with her to
contribute to the Mellon Collaborative Workshops dealing with
digital prints in 2006 and 2007.

The HP Image Permanence Award is given by the Society for Imaging
Science and Technology (IS&T) and is sponsored by the
Hewlett-Packard Company with the participation of the International
Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC).
This award "recognizes outstanding contributions that advance the
longevity of photographic and fine art images created via modern
digital methods. This award recognizes advances in colorant and
print media materials that significantly increase permanence, the
predictive science that increases the validity of permanence
predictions, or provides insight into optimal storage and usage
conditions, as well as educational efforts that raise awareness of
the effect of storage and usage conditions on permanence."

This is the second year that this award has been given. The first
recipient of the award in 2007 was James M. Reilly.

Douglas Nishimura
Image Permanence Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:4
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Received on Tuesday, 8 July, 2008

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