Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Cultural Heritage Imaging

Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) fosters the development and adoption of technologies for digital capture and documentation of the world’s cultural, scientific, and artistic treasures. We do this by collaborating with experts from around the world in cultural preservation, natural history collections, computer imaging science, museum/library science, and data archiving. 

Core set of technologies and brief definitions of each one of them are provided below. 

Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) 
A breakthrough class of imaging techniques used in cultural heritage and natural history documentation and preservation, enabling the study of the minute details of surfaces

 Algorithmic Rendering (AR)
An applied mathematical method used to create scientifically reliable illustrations of cultural heritage and natural history subjects.

The practice of determining mathematical measurements and three-dimensional (3D) geometry data from two or more photographic images of the same subject.

 Digital Lab Notebook
Digital lab notebook: a CHI term that describes the digital process history record of the means and circumstances used to generate a digital representation (digital surrogate) of an empirically captured subject in the physical world.