In September I was invited to give a 3 weeks training on Multispectral Imaging to the Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural in Quito, Ecuador. Once arrived I helped set up the space to be used as the imaging lab and I worked on putting together and testing the equipment. For the logistics, purchasing and importing of the instruments I was collaborating with InstrulabQ. The historical Quito’s downtown best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America, was the first Unesco World Heritage Site to be declared. Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city, Quito stands at an altitude of 2,850 m! Ecuador and Quito, in particular, is rich in fine arts ranging from the ‘Escuela Quiteña – Baroque school of Quito’, blend of Spanish, and indigenous art  to modern artists such as Carlos Catasse. At first, religious sculptures and paintings wer inported from Spain, but from the mid-16th century the Church set up guilds and workshops to train a local base of indigenous artisans. The Escuela Quiteña expressed great artists such as the extraordinary Miguel de Santiago.

 

multispectral imaging training

At the end of the training course I and InstrulabQ provided a certificate for the two professionals we formed.

 

The historical Quito’s downtown best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America, was the first Unesco World Heritage Site to be declared. Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city, Quito stands at an altitude of 2,850 m! Ecuador and Quito, in particular, is rich in fine arts ranging from the ‘Escuela Quiteña – Baroque school of Quito’, blend of Spanish, and indigenous art  to modern artists such as Carlos Catasse. At first, religious sculptures and paintings wer inported from Spain, but from the mid-16th century the Church set up guilds and workshops to train a local base of indigenous artisans. The Escuela Quiteña expressed great artists such as the extraordinary Miguel de Santiago.

 

training multispectral imaging ecuador

A special thanks to the Centro Cultural Metropolitano in Quito where we were allowed to test the equipment on pieces of important painters of the Escuela Quiteña, such as Joaquin Pinto, his master Juan Manosalvas, Miguel de Santiago, Luis Alfredo Martínez and Rafael Troya.

 

antonino cosentino ecuador quito

In the occasion of the training I was invited to give a lecture on Multispectral Imaging for Art examination in the astonishing seminar room of the Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural in Quito.

 

Slawomir Swieciochowski, independent architect, giving a lecture on 3D scanning at the seminar room of the Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural, Quito, Ecuador.

 

antonino cosentino inpc

The guest speakers of this seminar day were giving lectures on the conservation project that INPC is undertaking on Ingapirca, the most important Inca archeological site in Ecuador.

 

Infrared Reflectography (IRR)
A. Cosentino “Panoramic infrared Reflec­tog­ra­phy. Tech­ni­cal Recommendations ” Intl Jour­nal of Con­ser­va­tion Sci­ence, 5(1): 51–60, 2014.