E. Keats Webb
Digital Imaging Specialist

Phone: 301-238-1212
Fax: 301-238-3709
E-mail Address: WebbEKeats [at] si.edu

Address:
Museum Conservation Institute
Smithsonian Institution
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746

Education

B.F.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007)

MRes, University College London (2015)

PhD, University of Brighton (expected 2019)

Research Specialties, Interests and Responsibilities

E. Keats Webb’s research recent research has been investigating the optimisation of spectral and 3D imaging for cultural heritage documentation using consumer imaging systems. Her work as an imaging specialist uses scientific and computational imaging to aid in the research and conservation of the Smithsonian collections. Her specializations include spectral imaging and image-based 3D reconstruction.

Recent Publications

Cucci, C., Webb, E.K., Casini, A., Ginanni, M., Prandi, E., Stefani, L., Vitorino, T., Picollo, M., 2019. Short-wave infrared reflectance hyperspectral imaging for painting investigations: A methodological study. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. 58, 16-36. doi:10.1080/01971360.2018.1543102.
Webb, E.K., Robson, S., Macdonald, L., Garside, D., Evans, R., Engineering, G., 2018. Spectral and 3D Cultural Heritage Documentation Using a Modified Camera, in: ISPRS TC II Mid-Term Symposium. ISPRS Archives, Riva del Garda, Italy.

George, S., Hardeberg, J., Linhares, J., MacDonald, L., Montagner, C., Nascimento, S., Picollo, M., Pillay, R., Vitorino, T., Webb, E.K., 2017. A Study of Spectral Imaging Acquisition and Processing for Cultural Heritage, in: Bentkowska-Kafel, A., MacDonald, L. (Eds.), Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage. The Applied Research Centre in the Humanities and Press Ltd, Kalamazzo, Michigan.

Webb, E.K., 2015. Reflected Infrared Imaging: Revisiting the Fundamentals, in: Guidi, G., Scopigno, R., Torres, J.C., Graf, H., Remondino, F., Duranti, L., Brunet, P., Hazan, S., Barcelo, J. (Eds.), Digital Heritage 2015. IEEE, Granada, Spain, pp. 51–54.

Webb, E.K., 2017. Reflected Infrared and 3D Imaging for Object Documentation. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. 56, 1–14. doi:10.1080/01971360.2017.1359463.

 

Recent Presentations

Webb, E.K. Integrating Spectral and 3D Imaging for Monitoring Cultural Heritage Objects. Invited presentation, 2+3D Photography – Practice and Prophecies Conference, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. May 8, 2019.

Webb, E.K., Scientific and Computational Imaging at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute. Invited presentation, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA. April 3, 2019.

*Webb, E.K. Digital Imaging for Conservation of the National Portrait Gallery’s Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington. Invited presentation, Goddard Engineering Colloquium, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA. December 3, 2018.

*Webb, E. K. Practical Applications for Integrating Spectral and 3D Revisited. Oral presentation, “Illumination of Material Culture Symposium II” session of Digital Heritage 2018 Congress, San Francisco, California, USA. October 26, 2018.

Webb, E.K. Supporting Conservation at the Smithsonian Institution with Digital Imaging Techniques. Oral presentation, “Digital Heritage Science and Infrastructures for Transatlantic Cooperation” session of Digital Heritage 2018 Congress, San Francisco, California, USA. October 28, 2018.

Webb, E.K., MacDonald, L., Garside, D., and Robson, S. Using a Modified Camera for Integrated Spectral and 3D Imaging to Monitor Cultural Heritage Objects. Oral presentation, 3D Imaging in Cultural Heritage Conference, British Museum, London, UK. November 9-10, 2017.

*Webb, E.K., Digital Documentation at the Smithsonian Institution. Guest Lecture for SEAHA Masters in Research Module 1, University College London, London, UK. October 24, 2017.

*Webb, E.K. Practical Applications for Integrating Spectral and 3D Imaging. Invited presentation, Illumination of Material Culture Symposium, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA. March 7, 2017.

*Webb, E.K. Summarizing coordinated and collaborative research on hyperspectral imaging devices and methods for cultural heritage documentation. COSCH Short Term Scientific Mission Presentation, COSCH Final Conference, i3Mainz, Mainz, Germany. October 11, 2016.

Webb, E.K. Reproducibility and comparability of spectral imaging: A European project and postgraduate research. Oral presentation, SEAHA Special Seminar on Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imaging, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. June 30, 2016.

Webb, E.K. Reproducibility and comparability of imaging for monitoring cultural heritage objects. Oral presentation, SEAHA Conference on Heritage Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. June 20, 2016.

Webb, E. K., Picollo, M., Casini, A., Cucci, C., Stefani, L., and Vitorino, T. Coordinated and collaborative research of imaging spectroscopy devices and methods for cultural heritage documentation. Poster presentation, SEAHA Conference on Heritage Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. June 20, 2016.

Webb, E.K. The Future of Imaging the Past: New Research in Digital Imaging. Oral presentation, Topics in Museum Conservation Lecture, Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute, Suitland, Maryland, USA. May 26, 2016.

*Webb, E.K. Scientific and computational imaging at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute. Invited presentation, US Naval Observatory, Washington, DC, May 11, 2016.

Webb, E.K. Round Robin Test Data Processing and Finalization. COSCH Short Term Scientific Mission Presentation, COSCH Task Force Meeting, Florence, Italy. March 10, 2016.

*Webb, E.K. Elaboration of Hyperspectral Image Data from Round Robin Test Acquisition. COSCH Short Term Scientific Mission Presentation, COSCH Joint Working Group Meeting, Neuchatel, Switzerland. October 2015.

Webb. E.K. Reflected Infrared Imaging: Revisiting the Fundamentals, Oral presentation, Digital Heritage 2015 International Congress, Granada, Spain. September 2015.