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Reminder: Library of Congress presents From Lima to Canton: New Digital Tools for Painting Analysis

  • 1.  Reminder: Library of Congress presents From Lima to Canton: New Digital Tools for Painting Analysis

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    Topics on Preservation Series (TOPS): From Lima to Canton: New Digital Tools for Painting Analysis

    June 11, 10am - 2pm

    In-person: James Madison Building, Dining Room A (LM620), Washington DC

    Online: Registration for the streaming version here!

    The Library of Congress is hosting a half-day symposium on the U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the U.S. NEH-funded project “From Lima to Canton and Beyond: An AI-aided Heritage Materials Research Platform for Studying Globalization through Art.” This international project used scientific analysis to study works of art from numerous institutions in the U.K. and the United States.  What started as a project aimed at differentiating between similar paintings generated in Canton, China and Lima, Peru, resulted in a major effort to map the global distribution of artists' materials and methods in these and similar works. The project's large scale necessitated the development of new research tools and more efficient ways of working. Four speakers from the ISAAC Research Centre, Nottingham Trent University will be presenting, please see schedule below.

     10am: Introduction. Dr. Fenella France, Library of Congress, PRTD.

    10:15am: From Studying Watercolours to Developing a Heritage Materials Research Platform. Professor Haida Liang

    11am: A Novel Workflow for Analysing Spectral Imaging Datasets Using Machine-Learning Methods. Dr Sotiria Kogou

    12pm: Break

    1pm: Latest Developments in Automated Analysis of MA-XRF Spectral Imaging Datasets Using Statistical Methods. Jake Hollis

    1:20pm: A Case Study Using the Heritage Materials Research Platform for the Analysis of Watercolours from the Library of Congress. Dr Florence Liggins



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    Amelia Parks
    Preservation Education Librarian
    Library of Congress
    Washington DC
    ampar@loc.gov
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