Art, Lecture, Main Gallery (Kawilihan), Museum, UP Vargas Museum, Workshop

Art Beyond Appearances – Physics Looks Into Painting Project Workshops

In line with the exhibit Art Beyond Appearances: Caring for Amorsolo’s Legacy at the UP Vargas Museum, project proponents from the National Institute of Physics (NIP) and Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (EEEI) will facilitate a workshop on Advanced Digital Archiving Techniques and Indoor Microclimate Monitoring.

Advanced digital archiving techniques: Capturing color and texture

16 April 2009, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Conservation Research Laboratory, UPVM
Facilitator: Dr. Maricor Soriano, NIP

Cultural heritage objects are traditionally archived using photography. However, images captured by a digital camera are influenced by the light source, the camera sensitivity and camera white balance settings. Furthermore, paintings are not only characterized by color but also by the texture of brushstrokes while 3D heritage objects such as sculptures are never fully captured by a 2D image. This workshop will orient the participants on the basic optics for spectral and 3D imaging of heritage objects. It will demonstrate that quite advanced digital archiving can be achieved at low cost. The workshop will be delivered through a series of lecture demonstrations and hands-on activities involving artworks. Participants are required to bring their own digital cameras.

8:30-10:00       Introduction to the Workshops; Color and spectra; Lighting for heritage objects
10:00-10:30     Coffee Break
10:30-12:00      Spectroradiometry and spectral imaging techniques
12:00-1:30        Lunch Break
1:30-3:00         3-D visualization
3:00-3:30         Coffee Break
3:30-5:00         Fringe projection and photometric stereometry

Indoor Microclimate Monitoring

17 April 2009, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Conservation Research Laboratory, UPVM
Facilitator: Engr. Marc Talampas, EEEI

The levels and fluctuations of temperature and relative humidity (RH) greatly influence the rate of deterioration of artwork. In order to conserve artwork, the microclimate of art spaces must be carefully controlled and continuously monitored. While it is relatively easy to take measurements of temperature and RH, this task becomes tedious when an increased number and frequency of measurements have to be made. Traditional methods of measurement also use a limited number of sensors, decreasing the spatial resolution of microclimate data. This workshop introduces the participants to various tools to automate the monitoring and collection of temperature and RH data in art spaces. Locally manufactured alternatives to expensive, imported tools will be demonstrated.

8:30-10:00      RH and temperature as agents of destruction; Monitoring tools-analog vs. digital, manual vs. automated
10:00-10:30    Coffee Break
10:30-12:00    Exercise – measuring the temperature and RH at different points in a room
12:00-1:30       Lunch Break
1:30-3:00         Sensor networks-increasing the spatial and temporal resolution of measurements; Observing the conditions at the Kawilihan Gallery using the sensor network and the gradient map, identifying heat sources and heat sinks
3:00-3:30         Coffee Break
3:30-5:00         Fringe projection and photometric stereometry


About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.

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CANVAS - Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development and UP Vargas Museum will be holding a storytelling activity on FRIDAY, 20 JULY 2018 at 4pm, together with the Araneta Foundation and Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. The first 80 kids to register (for free) at Vargas Museum will receive copies of Karapat-Dapat, a book on the rights of the child. Regular entrance fee for adults/parents apply. Viewing of Tumba Tumba exhibition is extended until 6pm for this event. 21 JULY (SATURDAY) events: 1) Tumba Tumba Free Book Day for first 500 children of U.P. employees, until supply lasts 2) Tumba Tumba activity: The Author's Hour 2 with Genaro Gojo Cruz at 1:30pm
July 18, Wednesday: In compliance with U.P. memorandum received before noon, the museum is closed this afternoon. Stay alert and safe. Please check our Facebook page for the latest news and announcements.
@TiesofHistory #Artists #Profiles: ANUSAPATI (b. 1957) was born in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia and now lives and works in Yogyakarta. He completed his studies at ASRI Yogyakarta in 1983, and at the School of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, New York, USA in 1990. Currently, he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Art, Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Yogyakarta. He works extensively with bamboo and wood (especially teak wood) as manifestation of his affinities to nature. In addition, he works with bronze and found objects and also creates installation works. His works have been exhibited in Indonesia, the US, Europe, Australia, and Japan and are part of institutional collections, including that of the Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta and the Langgeng Gallery, Magelang in Indonesia; the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; and the City Government of Kitamoto-Shi, Saitama- Ken, Japan. Read the full Ties of History press release here: UP Vargas Museum FB Event Page: Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia [UP Vargas Museum]
@tiesofhistory #Artists #Profiles AMANDA HENG (b. 1951) began her practice in the late 1980s, an epochal moment in Singapore art history that saw the beginnings of contemporary art, during which she worked in performance, installation, and other multi-disciplinary projects. Her work deals with tensions between Eastern and Western values, traditions, identity politics, and gender roles in the context of the multi-cultural and fast changing society of Singapore. Her recent work focuses on the issues of history, memory, communication and human relationships in urban condition and information age. Amanda Heng is a full-time practitioner. She curates and organises art events and fora, and has lectured at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National Institute of Education (NIE), and the LASALLE College of the Arts. Heng is one of the founding members of the Singapore art collectives The Artists Village and WITAS (Women in the Arts, Singapore). She received the prestigious Cultural Medallion award in 2010. Read the full Ties of History press release here:
@tiesofhistory #Artists #Profiles ROBERTO FELEO (b. 1954) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) in 1982 and studied Art History at the University of the Philippines (UP). He became a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 1988. He co-founded Pinta Nueve and became the chief designer of the Comite de Festejos. He has exhibited locally and internationally. Feleo is a professor of visual arts at the College of Fine Arts, UP Diliman. He has also served as a lecturer at the School of Fine Arts and Design at the Philippine Women’s University in Manila and at the Philippine High School for the Arts in Makiling, Laguna. Read the full Ties of History press release here:
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