Save up to 14% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to access your member rate. Digitization Technology: A New Frame for Art Research Evening Lecture/Seminar Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1J0108 Select Your Tickets Login $30 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $35 - Non-Member Resize text X-ray fluorescence imaging of Nativity oil painting at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (R.B. Toth Associates) Digitized online artwork offers the only way most people can enjoy and research art while museums and galleries are closed because of the pandemic. In addition to making art more freely available for research, advanced imaging can also reveal new information about art objects. Digital technologies that capitalize on a variety of light and energy levels provide insights into paintings, prints, sketches, and other art works, offering new perspectives on their elements, creation, and history. Michael B. Toth, president of R. B. Toth Associates, discusses some of his work applying the latest imaging technologies—from high-resolution cameras and advanced lighting to X-ray synchrotrons—to reveal previously hidden aspects of artworks dating from the Renaissance to today in the collections of institutions around the globe. Toth covers how that information is used by researchers and highlights projects that involved sketches by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, as well as a potential da Vinci painting. He also shares the surprises he encountered during investigations into a Rubens painting. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.