Tools & Resources

Rijksmuseum manual for the photography of 3D objects

Type: Other Contribution
Author
Carola van Wijk, Froukje van der Meulen, Susanna Huigen
Description
This reproduction manual gives an overview of the methods used by the Rijksmuseum studio photographers to capture various object groups. It provides instruction on topics from lighting to metadata to help heritage institutions ensure that standarisation during the digitsation process creates consistent, accurate, and recognisable images of 3D objects.
Date
2017 May
Abstract
The abstract provided by the author(s) of this work is as follows: The Rijksmuseum Manual for the photography of 3D objects gives an overview of the way in which the Rijksmuseum studios photograph object groups. The manual provides instructions about the different lighting setups for photographing objects which fall into one of two categories: standing objects or lying objects. We use examples of photographs to illustration which perspectives and object-specific images are chosen.
Commentary
This document is geared toward aiding in the standardisation of the digitisation process, rather than focusing on copyright-related issues implicated during digitsation.
Publisher
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Institution
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Jurisdiction
Worldwide
Language
ENG
Size
6.0 MB, 47 pp.
Copyright Information
In Copyright
Rights and Reuse
All Rights Reserved
Cortex Citation:
Carola van Wijk, Froukje van der Meulen, and Susanna Huigen, “Rijksmuseum manual for the photography of 3D objects,” Copyright Cortex, accessed December 17, 2018, https://copyrightcortex.org/tools-resources/rijksmuseum-manual-for-the-photography-of-3d-objects.