“Speed, Precision, and a Lighter Load: Metigo MAP 3.0, a Great Advancement in Condition Mapping for Large-Scale Projects”
Presenter, American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, June 2011.
Speed, Precision, and a Lighter Load: Metigo MAP 3.0, a Great Advancement in Condition Mapping for Large-Scale Projects. American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting, Painting Specialty Group Postprints. June 2013.
I sought out and tested graphic documentation software (Metigo MAP by Fokus GmbH) for use on a collaborative conservation project with University of Delaware and Tsinghua University (Beijing) on 12th-century Buddhist wall paintings in Fengguo Temple in China. I was searching for a better way to represent the information conservators gathered because the volume was cumbersome and the lack of concise representation was frustrating. Using Metigo MAP streamlined the documentation process and converted multitudes of data collected over weeks of meticulous examination to succinct summary maps of the wall painting conditions. After I made a series of presentations and a publication, universities and museums in the United States have started using Metigo MAP, and software training is now offered at the American Institute for Conservation annual conferences. The data visualizations are best explained in the context of the presentation; click the thumbnail to view it.
“Fifteen Shades of Grey…? Paint Color Analysis on the Eames House”
Presenter, American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, June 2013; coauthored by Alan Phenix, Tom Learner, and Kyle Normandin.
I performed a historical paint analysis study to characterize the exterior paint color of the structure at significant dates. The findings were complicated to report because the chronology was pieced together from complex analytical data correlated with fragmentary historical clues. To communicate the conclusions, I applied the results to an innovative form of timeline. Instead of the traditional lengthy written description, the new visual system made the conclusions easy to comprehend. Contact me for more information about this project and the timeline.
"Research into Anti-graffiti Coatings for Acrylic Murals: Preliminary Testing and Evaluation"
Presenter, Modern and Contemporary Mural Paintings, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, June 2012; coauthored by Leslie Rainer and Tom Learner. Also presented by Leslie Rainer at the American Institute for Conservation Annual Conference 2012.
Research into Anti-graffiti Coatings for Acrylic Murals: Preliminary Testing and Evaluation. Contemporary Mural Paintings 2012 Conference Proceedings. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Coauthored by Leslie Rainer and Tom Learner; expected late 2014.