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Wednesday, May 30 • 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Installation and Use of Automated Thread Count Software LIMITED

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Thread counting software for both Windows and OS X platforms is now available for museum use. The software takes as input images of the paintings that reveals the canvas support (typically x-rays but also verso photographs), interacts with the user to focus the computations, and then produces a detailed thread count for the entire image. The software allows thread count information to be incorporated into a database and individual database entries shared with colleagues.

In this workshop, the use of detailed thread count information for paintings on canvas will be demonstrated. Copies of the thread counting software will be distributed and installed on user computers. Because the software must be focused on the canvas at hand, several case studies will be presented and participants will be provided examples to test their skills on setting up the software. Once thread count results are obtained, the value of a thread count database in finding canvas matches will be demonstrated.

Transportation will be provided from the Marriot Marquis Houston at 1:00PM. Transportation will also be provided back to the Marriot Marquis Houston following the workshop.

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Don Johnson

Professor, Rice University
Don H. Johnson is the J.S. Abercrombie Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined M.I.T. Lincoln... Read More →

Wednesday May 30, 2018 1:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
Rice University 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005
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