Introducing IIIF

June 6 2017

Video: Getty

The Getty museum has uploaded 30,000 high res digital images onto it's site for use with 'IIIF', which is pronounced 'triple eye eff', and stands for International Image Interoperability Framework. That's not the sort of name to float a multi-billion dollar IPO, but it is very handy for art lovers because it allows you to compare on a single screen digital images of works from musems around the world. The video above gives you a demonstration, and you can read more about it here.

It's advances like this which convince me we're in a new golden age for connoisseurship. Never before has such close study of paintings, from multiple locations, been possible.  

Notice to "Internet Explorer" Users

You are seeing this notice because you are using Internet Explorer 6.0 (or older version). IE6 is now a deprecated browser which this website no longer supports. To view the Art History News website, you can easily do so by downloading one of the following, freely available browsers:

Once you have upgraded your browser, you can return to this page using the new application, whereupon this notice will have been replaced by the full website and its content.