4.0292 MA in Computing and Art History (1/43)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 17 Jul 90 18:27:39 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0292. Tuesday, 17 Jul 1990.

Date: Mon, 16 Jul 90 18:20:31 EDT
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: new MA programme

The following is an extract from the FineArt Forum, an electronic
newsletter devoted to computer applications in fine art, about a new MA
programme that should be of interest to many Humanists.

Yours, Willard McCarty

Extract from FineArt Forum of Sun, 15 Jul 90 18:02:19 EDT
Volume 4 : Number 12
from fast@garnet.berkeley.edu

Date: Thu, 17 May 90 17:51 EDT
Subject: MA in Computing for the History of Art

University College and Birkbeck College,
University of London, History of Art departments, are offering
an MA in "Computer Applications for the History of Art" this October.
This course will cover new developments in the use of computers in
museums, galleries and research institutions. Their use in
conservation, databasing, graphics, imaging and image processing will
be covered. A skill can be learnt such as video disk/CDROM design,
or databasing, imaging .. etc.

It will run joint with the MA in Historical Computing at the
Institute for Historical Research. Many computer facilities are
available for demonstration and projects in the department and the
"Bloomsbury Consortium".

The departments are active in Arts Imaging research including a
multi-million dollar European project VASARI (Visual Arts System
for Archiving and Retrieval of Images) to develop high quality and
high resolution digital image scanning direct from paintings.

The course is offered full time (1yr) or part time (2yrs).
For further details please contact:

Prof. William Vaughan,
History of Art Dept.
Birkbeck College,
43 Gordon Square,
London WC1H OPD tel: (0)71 631 6110, Fax: (0)71 631 6107