Speaker Biographies

Museums and the Web: An International Conference
Los Angeles, CA, March 16 - 19, 1997

Charles Rhyne

Charles S. Rhyne is Professor of Art History and at Reed College, Portland, Oregon ( charles.rhyne@reed.edu). He is an internationally recognized scholar on the English landscape painter John Constable and on the history, theory and practice of conservation. He has worked closely with museum curators and with conservators in museum conservation labs, has been a resident fellow at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and at the Yale Center for British Art, and for five years he directed the exhibition program at the Reed College Art Gallery. He has a long-term interest in visual images as evidence ("The Art Historians Need for Visual Documentation," in Art History through the Camera's Lens, 1995), recently extended to the field of computer imagery ("Computer Images for Research, Teaching, and Publication in Art History and Related Disciplines", Visual Resources, XII, 1996, 19-51; also published as a separate report by the Commission on Preservation and Access, 1996). He is currently testing the use of high quality digital images in the teaching of art history, under a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

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