Keywords visual arts, image-processing systems, paintings, computer-aided learning, CD-ROM production
Start Date: 03-JUL-89 / Duration: 32 months
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The VASARI project aims to open the way for the European IT industry to achieve a dominating position in an important niche market of the 1990s: the visual arts image-processing market. By clearly demonstrating the feasibility and benefits of high-resolution and high-quality digital image processing techniques, the VASARI project aims to provide a major stimulus to the European IT industry.
The project is user-driven and concentrates on three important application domains: colour change measurement and control of paintings, painting transportation damage assessment, and computer-aided learning in the arts field.
Work so far has included the following main activities:
In addition, substantial infrastructure investments have been made; for example, a new picture processing laboratory has been created at Birkbeck College.
The main direct outcome of this project should be a major follow-up programme involving major European IT companies and aimed at extending the R&D already carried out. The goal would be to develop industrial-stage prototypes of visual arts image-processing systems for exploitation in the mid-1990s, capitalising on Europe's strong natural advantage and cultural history in the arts.
Further information about VASARI is available from the VASARI home page <URL:http://www.brameur.co.uk/vproject.htm>.
Dr James R. Hemsley
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UK - ALDERSHOT GU11 1TJ
tel: + 44/ 252-313437
fax: + 44/ 252-22580
BRAMEUR LTD - UK - C
DÖRNER INSTITUT / BAYERISCHE
STAATSGEMÄLDESAMMLUNGEN - D - P
TELECOM PARIS - F - P
NATIONAL GALLERY - UK - P
THOMSON INFORMATIQUE SERVICES - F - P
BIRKBECK COLLEGE LONDON - UK - P
TÜV - D - P
GFAI - D - A
SIDAC SPA - I - A
SYSECA - F - A
DIRECTION DES MUSEES DE FRANCE - F - A
VASARI - 2649, December 1993
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