Photographic investigation of art works

  • led by iMINDS

This demonstrator will be based on the website ‘Closer to Van Eyck – Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece’ which presents the Ghent Altarpiece (1432) in visual light macrophotography, infrared macrophotography, infrared reflectography and X-radiography (closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be). In total, the website contains more than 100 billion pixels of image data, hence processing and presenting such a huge amount of data posed significant challenges. This allows for very thorough studying of the work of art. The principles behind the website and its current use will be further updated, keeping in mind an educational dimension.

As part of this demonstrator in Europeana Space, iMINDS will deliver guidelines on how to increase interactivity with the public by giving innovative, ‘live’ access to an art restoration campaign.