National Gallery Sharing and Presenting Information
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.
|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.
|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.
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.
Polynomial Texture Mapping
|The Polynomial texture mapping website was set up to provide additional multimedia content for the ICOM publication.
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.
- UK Museums on the Web 2011 slide share presentation: Presenting and Referencing High Resolution Images on the Web
- 30th Anniversary Gerry Hedley Student Symposium presentation Prepare and store once, use as many times as you need: Presenting and organizing cultural heritage data for use and re-use by Joe Padfield.