E. Keats Webb
Digital Imaging Specialist

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

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


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

Research Specialties, Interests and Responsibilities

As an imaging specialist, Keats uses a number of imaging techniques to document and help understand the nature of cultural heritage materials.  These techniques record variations in scale from micro to macro, two- and three- dimensions, light interactions beyond human vision, and so open up new ways of seeing.  These imaging techniques include Reflectance Transformation Imaging, multispectral and hyperspectral imaging (including IR and UV), photogrammetry and high dynamic range imaging.   Keats has also recently restarted MCI’s digital radiography capabilities.

Recent Publications and Presentations

MapArt Viewer: A Layered Solution for Scientific Imagery.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY. May 2013.

Old Tech|New Tech, Low Tech|High Tech.
Technology Transfer Conference. Chattanooga, TN. April 2013.
Opening speaker for conference.

MapArt OpenSource Viewer: A Layered Solution for Scientifice Imagery.
IS&T Archiving 2013. Washington, DC. April 2013.
Lead author for paper and co-presenter for presentation.

Updated Methods for the Digitization of Daguerreotypes.
Daguerreian Society Symposium. Baltimore, MD. November 2012.

Application of current 3D and pseudo-3D imaging for conservators.
NCPTT 3D Digital Documentation Summit. San Francisco, CA. July 2012.