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CANCELLED: Digital Photography of Museum Objects (London 2020)

From: Tuesday 16.06.20
at 9:00am
To: Wednesday 17.06.20
at 5:00pm

Institute of Archaeology




This two day practical course is for those who wish to optimise the results they are obtaining using digital equipment to record images of museum objects.  Whilst there will be discussions on the use and choice of digital cameras the emphasis will be on practical photographic and lighting techniques and on how to manipulate the resultant digital images for use in reports, exhibition catalogues etc.

Event description: 

Message from International Academic Projects Ltd (IAP): Due to the current situation and present prognosis regarding COVID-19, we have cancelled the following courses:

Identification of Insect Pests in Collections
Watercolours: examination, processes and care
Museum and Gallery Lighting: Theory and Practice
Hazards in Collections
Conservation of Tracing Paper
Conservation of Glass Objects
Digital Photography of Museum Objects
Retouching Modern and Contemporary Painted Surfaces
Chemistry and Conservation – a Refresher Day
Loans in Practice: objects and paintings

We are aiming to organise the courses again later this year (depending on how current events transpire) and will inform you once we have more details.

Any enrolled participant will be informed via email when we cancel a course.

We hope that you and yours are well and will keep healthy.


Topics which will be covered in more or less detail (dependant on the participants’ needs) include:

  • Close up
  • Focus Stacking
  • Taking photographs of buildings
  • Flash
  • LED Lighting
  • Photoshop
  • Flat copy
  • Watermarks/Translucent Materials
  • Reflective Materials
  • Tethering
  • File type 
  • Archival
  • Scanning,
  • RTI
  • Use of a Colour Chart
  • Colour Temperature
  • UV/IR Photography