Training in Ecuador

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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