The Getty Iris: A New Digital Tool for Looking at Bruegel

The Getty Iris: A New Digital Tool for Looking at Bruegel. “Much like the web tool Closer to Van Eyck, Inside Bruegel stems from the Getty Foundation’s Panel Paintings Initiative, a decade-long effort to train a new generation of panel paintings conservators. Funding that supported training residencies associated with the structural research and technical study of KHM’s Bruegel paintings also provided an opportunity for further investigation and documentation. The result is a new resource that promises to delight scholars and art lovers alike. Users can zoom into Bruegel’s carefully considered details, and apply imaging filters such as infrared reflectography and X-radiography to see underdrawings, structural modifications, pigments used by the artist, and more.”

Getty Iris: Conservation and Technical Reports for Modern Buildings Now Freely Available Online

Getty Iris: Conservation and Technical Reports for Modern Buildings Now Freely Available Online. “Established in 2014, Keeping it Modern is an initiative of the Getty Foundation that supports the conservation of twentieth-century architecture around the world. Experimentation with materials and construction techniques during this era resulted in great architectural innovation, but they were often untested and have presented complex conservation challenges with age…. Now the Getty Foundation has launched the Keeping It Modern Report Library with the first 20 completed reports, free to download and use by practitioners in the field or anyone interested in cultural heritage preservation.”

Getty Blog: New Database Underway Recording Sixty Years of Getty Publications

Getty Blog: New Database Underway Recording Sixty Years of Getty Publications. “Greg Albers, digital publications manager at Getty Publications, is leading a project to collect and provide access to information on every Getty book published since Publications’ origins in 1954….Publications staff is actively adding to the database now, and the public-facing component will go live within an expanded version of the Virtual Library, which currently features just over 300 downloadable backlist books. The expanded version will launch later in 2017, and will include a record for every book published by the Getty.”

The Getty: 30,000 Getty Museum Images Published Online as IIIF

The Getty: 30,000 Getty Museum Images Published Online as IIIF. “Today we published more than 30,000 images from the Getty Museum’s collection on Getty.edu using IIIF. You can see and click on the red-and-blue logo underneath the main image of any of the Museum collections, such as Van Gogh’s Irises, to explore our content through any IIIF-compatible viewer….IIIF (pronounced ‘triple eye eff’) is the acronym for the International Image Interoperability Framework. This framework comes from a broad community of primarily cultural heritage organizations that are working together to come to practical consensus around the publishing of digital images.”