Cecile van der Harten is Head of the Image Department for the Rijksmuseum located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cecile has a thorough knowledge of and experience with both 2D and 3D photographic and new digital techniques. In her work, Cecile is creating new standardized processes for accurate digital capture and acrhiving of museum fine art and historical artifacts, preserving these treasures for future generations.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Is Color Standardization More Difficult Than Milking a Duck? Let’s Ask The Milkmaid
Color is emotion and emotion is not always the best guiding principle. The Milkmaid—Vermeer’s oil on canvas painting—is not the best example of “the milk of human kindness.” Her looks are deceiving—her yellow vest seems to be more yellow than it actually is while her skirt is a nightmare.
In museum imaging, major advancements have been made to capture and deliver digital files that are scientifically reliable while serving as a starting point for how these artifacts will be reproduced—from publications to commercial products. For the Rijksmuseum, standardization is key to accurately reproducing the finest of art for historic preservation and future use. Join Cecile van der Harten to find out where we are today and what challenges lie ahead after more than ten years of color management in museum imaging.