ARTICT - Team

Principal Investigator


Co-Investigator

Catherine Higgitt

Catherine Higgitt

Principal Scientist at the National Gallery

Catherine Higgitt has a PhD in chemistry (University of York) and joined the National Gallery in 1999 as an organic analyst, specialising in the study of paint binding media using a combination of spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques. She is currently a Principal Scientist at the NG, helping extend the range of analytical and imaging approaches available for the study of paintings.

David Peggie

David Peggie

Senior Scientist at the National Gallery

David Peggie obtained a Masters degree in Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh (2002) and then a PhD (2006) for research into the identification of dyes on historical textiles (in collaboration with the National Museum of Scotland). He uses a variety of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques for the characterisation of materials in support of conservation treatments and for the understanding of painting technique and his main research interests include the analysis of natural products (such as oils, varnishes and dyestuffs) and the investigation of their deterioration.


Research Partner


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Nathan Daly

Nathan Daly

Postdoctoral Researcher at NG

Nathan Daly received a PhD in chemistry from Columbia University and, prior to joining the ARTICT team, was a postgraduate fellow at the Getty Conservation Institute. His research interests are in the use of various noninvasive spectroscopic mapping and imaging techniques in the cultural heritage field, as well as multivariate statistical methods to better interrogate these datasets.


PhD student

Maria Villafane

Maria Villafane

PhD student at ICL EE

Maria Villafane is a computational geometry designer working towards a PhD in communications and signal processing, in a project on computer vision for the arts: Multimodal image registration of Old Masters paintings. She has a background in architecture and structural engineering.

Su Yan

Su Yan

PhD student at ICL EE

Su Yan received his MSc degree in Communication Engineering with distinction from The University of Manchester and BEng degree in Communication Engineering from Jilin University. His research interests include Finite Rate of Innovation (FRI) sampling theory, inverse problems and MA-XRF spectrum deconvolution. He is currently working on image processing for art investigation.


Undergraduate Student

Hojung

Hojung "Ashley" Kwon

Undergraduate Student - Duke University

Hojung "Ashley" Kwon is an undergraduate student at Duke University majoring in computer science and art history. Her project in the ARTICT team aims to identify, based on the pigment maps, original and retouched areas in paintings and shed light on its conservation and restoration history.

Wallace Peaslee

Wallace Peaslee

Undergraduate Student - Duke University

Wallace Peaslee is an undergraduate majoring in mathematics and computer science at Duke University. Within ARTICT, his focus is on extracting underdrawings, especially by developing methods and automated tools that utilize hyperspectral images.


Contacts

Please feel free to contact any of the investigators listed above or members of their teams. For more information about the Computational approaches for technical imaging in cultural heritage (7th IP4AI meeting) conference, please click here

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