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Illumination of Material Culture: A Symposium on Computational Photography and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)

In March 2017 The Met partnered with Cultural Heritage Imaging to host a two-day symposium focused on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and related techniques in computational photography, including photogrammetry and multiband imaging. Approximately 100 conservators, archaeologists, photographers, curators, archivists, imaging experts, researchers, and technology experts came together to present and discuss the latest updates to these imaging techniques and their applications. The symposium included presentations by invited speakers, focused panel discussions, and lightning talks, and explored both current uses and future developments of these exciting and constantly evolving technologies.


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