A look at the future of digitisation

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The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography for cultural heritage imaging professionals in the UK and Ireland, held its 2014 annual conference on 27 November at the Wellcome Trust in London. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Best practice?’ and focussed on managing change in a world where technology is continually improving digital photography.

The Keynote speaker was Cecile van der Harten, Head of the Imaging Department at the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands whose talk was entitled ‘2+3D Photography – practice and prophecies – A look at the future of digitisation’.

She was followed by wide range of other speakers including Dr Tim Weyrich of University College London, who showcased the work of UCL including the Great Parchment Book project.

Abstracts of the all the talks can be found here and the view from the floor can be explored via the Twitter hashtag #ahfap14.

Cecile also looked forward to an international conference ‘2+3D Photography – Practice and Prophecies’ at the Rijksmuseum, 15–16 April 2015. As well as promoting the adoption of existing standardized workflows and exploring new digital challenges, the conference will also look at how new techniques can be incoporated into international standards of practice. More information is available here.

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