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This presentation, from 2009, conveyed an overview of the visual archives to ARTstor Digital Library. Afterwards, we commenced a project of curating, digitizing, and creating metadata for 2,000+ images.

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  • Presented by Margot Note on January 13, 2009 Visual Archives
  • Vast Holdings
    • 57,000+ digital images
    • 1,700+ image CDs
    • 35,000+ slides
    • 20,000+ prints
    • Arranged by country, site, and project
    • Key images digitized with metadata
  • Rich Project Documentation
    • 1965 to present, 90 countries, 500 projects
    • WMF owns copyright
    • Commitment to documentation:
      • Current project images
      • Archival images
      • Beauty shots
      • Technical images
      • Architectural drawings
  • Visual Archives
    • Collection strengthened daily
    • Knowledge creator rather than container
    • Intuitive access systems
    • Physical & intellectual control of materials
  • Image Processing
    • Processed via Photoshop
    • Consistent file labeling
    • Embedded metadata
    • New digital images
    • Older digital images
    • Scanned slides and prints
    • 75% are recovered (800 old/300 new)
  • Metadata
  • Metadata Country: Ethiopia Site: Rock-hewn Coptic Churches of Lalibela, Biet Giorgis (House of Saint George) Caption: Of all the churches, Biet Giorgis is particularly stunning and beautiful, situated apart from the other churches to the west, intricately carved into the shape of a cross. Image Date: March 2008 Photographer: Gaetano Palumbo/WMF Provenance: Site Visit Original: digital CD WMF107
  • Ethiopia, Lalibela, Biet Amanuel
  • Ethiopia, Lalibela, Biet Amanuel
  • Ethiopia, Lalibela, Biet Medani Alem
  • Ethiopia, Lalibela, Biet Medani Alem
  • Kress Project Profile Digitization
    • 800+ prints and slides digitized
    • Knowledge creation
    • Robust metadata
    • File name denotes conservation phase
  • Italy, Church of the Piet Before Conservation After Conservation
  • Before Conservation During Conservation Haiti, Citadelle Henri
  • Ireland, Doneraile Court Before Conservation After Conservation
  • Before Conservation After Conservation Italy, Biblioteca Marciana
  • Italy, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo Before Conservation After Conservation
  • Before Conservation After Conservation Spain, Convento de la Coria
  • United States, A. Conger Goodyear House
  • United States, A. Conger Goodyear House
  • Cambodia, Preah Khan, East Gopura III
  • Cambodia, Angkor, Preah Khan & Tone Sap