Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 51.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 12:10:05 +0100
From: "Waters, Donald" <DJW@Mellon.org>
Subject: Report of the Workshop on Digital Imagery for Works of Art
The following announcement may be of interest to members of the Humanities
Computing discussion group.
Stephen M. Griffin, National Science Foundation
Donald Waters, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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
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 directions.
The final report of the workshop is now available at
http://www.dli2.nsf.gov/mellon/report.html. 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.
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