The role of digital cameras in college and university courses.
In 1995 we had a grant of $100,000 from a friend of FLAAR. Which enabled our entire staff to be trained in digital imagery.
In 1995-1996, the Ministry of Education of Japan awarded a fellowship to DR Nicholas Hellmuth as Visiting Professor at the National Museum of Ethnology (Osaka, Japan) for further training in digital imagery relative to color slides of Maya ceramic art.
The goal of both the Japanese program and the concurrent FLAAR. Project was to work out the most efficient means to digitize, store, process, and publish the immense photographic archive of FLAAR. (Funds were not available from either source to digitize the entire archive, but funding did make it possible to learn the basics and then move to more advanced understanding of digital imaging hardware and software).
The result of these two years of training and experience puts us in a position to pass along basic information to other museums, institutes, departments of art, art history, archaeology, anthropology, history, and to interested colleagues and students.
Besides, this web site reaches out to the entire world to provide information for all who wish to obtain it.
Distance Learning programs depend on digital images to send illustrations over the Internet. Thus this particular Web site is dedicated to helping people from any background who are facing the digital era.
Design updated June 24, 2008.