National Gallery Sharing and Presenting Information

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The National Gallery has been involved with a number of projects over the years examining processes to store and disseminate cultural heritage related information. This page presents details and links to a few example systems hosted by the National Gallery.

National Gallery: IIPImage Javascript Viewers

IIPImage is an Open Source light-weight streaming client-server system for the web-based viewing and zooming of ultra high-resolution images. It is designed to be bandwidth and memory efficient and usable even over a slow internet connection. The system can handle both 8 and 16 bit images, CIELAB colorimetric images and scientific imagery such as multispectral images.

A number of example viewer and applications that have been developed within the National Gallery can be seen here.


Environmental Monitoring

The environmental conditions are monitored throughout the National Gallery. Graphs of recorded data can be viewed and manipulated. The data present in this external system only covers the external environmental conditions. Graphing Environmental Data

Raphael Research Resource

The Raphael Research Resource, funded by the Museums and Art Conservation section of the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it is a prototype system designed to store and display a wide range of museum related information. Further details of the software system used within this project can be found at: Raphael Digital Documentation Setup. Raphael Research Resource

Polynomial Texture Mapping

The Polynomial texture mapping website was set up to provide additional multimedia content for the ICOM publication. Polynomial texture mapping

Amber Research Laboratory Database

The Amber Research Laboratory website has been set up to provide searchable access to the Amber Research Laboratory database. This is a user interface designed by the National Gallery to display the data available for download at the Amber Research Laboratory, a research institute within the Department of Chemistry at Vassar College. Amber Research Laboratory

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