Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science

NICAS Colloquium

06Apr2017 12:00 - 13:00


We are very pleased to announce the next edition of the NICAS Colloquium on Thursday 6 April from 12.00 to 13.00 hrs. The colloquium will take place in conference room B of the Atelier Building (Hobbemastraat 22, Amsterdam).


The chair of this colloquium will be Chelsey Del Grosso (TU Delft) Postdoctoral Researcher with the NICAS CAFFO project.


The following presentations are scheduled for this edition of the NICAS Colloquium:

Leila Sauvage - Fatigue damage on pastel paintings subjected to vibrations: a holistic approach

Standards exist for light, relative humidity and temperature, but risks related to vibrations are still misunderstood and underestimated. Bringing for the first time vibration-monitoring technologies from aerospace engineering into conservation, this research aims at answering two questions: “What is the maximum vibration level acceptable for one transport?” and “How long and how many times can one pastel be transported this way?”

Leila Sauvage graduated from the Book and Paper Conservation Programme of the Paris-Sorbonne University in 2010. Since then, she specialized in the conservation of friable media drawings. Between 2011 and 2014, she has been working as Paper Conservator at the Rijksmuseum. In 2014, she started a PhD at the Aerospace Engineering Faculty of the Technical University of Delft in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum.

Gjorgji Strezoski - Multi-task Deep Models for artistic data analysis

Advances in Computer Vision and Machine Learning have provided us with new tools to gain insight from digital content. Art history on the other hand, provides us with the understanding of cultural identity through art in time. The combination of these two fields provides a unique opportunity to see through the eyes of a machine. This talk is about attempting to understand the machine's interpretation of art together with it's contextual information and whether these two separate perspectives share the same view. Additionally, we point out how different attributes of the photographic reproduction and their combinations affect this understanding.

Gjorgji Strezoski  was born in Kochani, Macedonia in 1991 and obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering at the Ss. "Cyril and Methodius" University in Skopje, Macedonia in 2014 and 2016. In November 2016 he started his PhD at the University of Amsterdam as a researcher in the VISTORY project. Currently he is exploring the multi-task multi-modal nature of artistic data with deep learning methods. His research interests include Computer Vision, Visual Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Information Visualization.

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