Dr. Gregory Bearman is an imaging scientist with a background in spectral imaging and other analytical instrumentation and methods. Until 2008, he was a Principal Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. His research group at JPL concentrated on the development of new instruments and technologies for planetary spacecraft. He was a pioneer in the application of modern digital imaging and spectroscopy to ancient texts, archeology and biomedicine. His background in instrument development and calibration lends itself to the development of quantitative methods. Since 2008 he has been the imaging consultant to the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scroll Digital Library.
Dr. Bearman has published widely on the development and application of spectral imaging to biomedicine, microscopy and cultural heritage. In addition, he has won two R&D 100 Innovation Awards (the Oscars of Technology) for imaging instrumentation.
Dale Kronkright is Head of Conservation at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. He has been Conservator for the O’Keeffe Museum since it’s inception in 1997. In 2000, Dale began research into O’Keeffe’s studio techniques with scientists and conservators at the National Gallery of Art, resulting in the exhibition and catalog “Color and Conservation” which was the summer exhibition here at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in 2006. His major contribution to the project is that, as head of conservation at the GOKM, he incorporated both RTI-PTM and photogrammetry into the normal, daily quantitative documentation routine for their collections of art, documents, photographs, historic furnishings and buildings. He has also focused on the open-data aspects of the methodologies, ensuring that original capture data is protected archivally so that they can be processed and assembled into 3D data sets, regardless of future developments in the software.