Transitioning to International Imaging Standards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Photograph Studio: A Case Study
The work at the Metropolitan focusing on standards has moved the Museum's program forward in important ways. During the process, the studio has had contact with Hans van Dormolen, the author of the Metamorfoze guidelines, Michael Stelmach and Steve Puglia of the FADGI initiative, Don Williams of Image Science Associates, Robert Buckley of the CIE, Dietmar Wueller of Image Engineering, Franziska Frey and Susan Farnad as well as product managers from Adobe, Hasselblad, Leica, BasICColor X-Rite and Epson. In my opinion, it is critical for museums to take an active role in the process of the development of standards, sharing experiences encountered in the field with those professionals guiding the movement and developing the products on which the community depends. I would especially like to thank Marianne Peereboom of the Van Gogh Museum for having the vision to combine the latest in library standards and process control methods with the latest of museum imaging technology. Her decision to make this connection has helped museums worldwide.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2011
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