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.
By clearly demonstrating the feasibility and benefits of high resolution and high quality digital image processing techniques, the visual arts systems for archiving and retrieval of images (VASARI) project aimed to provide a major stimulus to the European information technology (IT) industry.
The project was user driven and concentrated on 3 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:
user requirements identification and analysis;
systems and software design for the main image processing system;
development of prototypes including image processing software components and a computer aided learning system CD-ROM on the 17th century Dutch School;
research and experimentation in image processing applications for the visual arts.
In addition, substantial infrastructure investments have been made; for example, a new picture processing laboratory has been created at Birkbeck College.
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.
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