JAIC 1995, Volume 34, Number 3, Article 1 (pp. 157 to 172)
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JAIC 1995, Volume 34, Number 3, Article 1 (pp. 157 to 172)

SOME APPLICATIONS OF ADOBE PHOTOSHOP FOR THE DOCUMENTATION OF FURNITURE CONSERVATION

JOSEPH GODLA, & GORDON HANLON




SUPPLIERS

Apple Computer

1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, Calif. 95014

Adobe Systems, Inc., 1585 Charleston Rd., P.O.Box 7900, Mountain View, Calif. 94039-7900

Sharp Electronics Corp., Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430-2135

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc, 555 Taxter Rd., Elmsford, N.J. 10523

Radius, Inc., 215 Moffet Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089



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Untch, K.1992. The examination of polychromy by computer image enhancement. Journal of Photographic Science40:42–45.


AUTHOR INFORMATION

JOSEPH GODLA trained as a woodworker for many years, beginning in 1975 with the study of guitar making at the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery and later earning certificates in furniture making from Leeds Design and Michael Coffey School of Fine Woodworking. After earning a B.S. from Johnson State College in Vermont, he received a certificate from the Smithsonian Institution in furniture conservation in 1990 and an accompanying M.A. from Antioch University. He held the position of furniture conservator at the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities from 1988 to 1992. Since 1992 he has worked in the Department of Decorative ARts and Sculpture Conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum where he currently holds the position of associate conservator. Address: J. Paul Getty Museum, P.O. Box 2112, Santa Monica, CA 90407–2112.

GORDON HANLON received his B.A. degree in biology from the University of York, England, in 1979. From 1980 to 1984 he was assistant curator of Road Transport and Agricultural Implements at the Museum of Science and Technology, London. In 1984 he started a four-year studentship at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, specializing in the conservation of furniture and gilded objects. In 1988 he joined the J. Paul Getty Museum as an intern. He is now associate conservator in the Department of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, specializing in the conservation of gilded furniture. Address: J. Paul Getty Museum, P.O. Box 2112, Santa Monica, CA 90407–2112.


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