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AIC PhotoDocumentation Targets (AIC PhD Targets)

Designed by Dan Kushel, Jiuan-Jiuan Chen, and Luisa Casella *
Produced by Robin Myers Imaging

Fully assembled and ready for use!

The design of the AIC PhotoDocumentation Targets (AIC PhD Targets) specifically complies with recommended practices for photographic documentation described in the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Commentaries to the Guideline for Practice and with suggested procedures in The AIC Guide to Digital Photography and Conservation Documentation.

The AIC PhD Targets provide an easy and efficient way to include photographic reference standards as well as image and artifact identification information. The design of the AIC PhD Targets has been carefully planned to minimize the space occupied by this important reference material in the image frame.   Lightweight and of robust construction, each target has the following elements: six-step grey scale, color patches (CMYRGB), a lighting indicator associated with a photogrammetric indicator, a size scale, and an area for date and object identification information.   Targets are provided with instructional information and with online resources, which include a printing template for slip-in labels for all targets.

Available in 3 sizes:

  1. Large:
    Each color/grey patch measures 1 cm x 3 cm. Overall dimensions:  4 cm x 50 cm
  2. Medium:
    Each color/grey patch measures 1 cm x 1 cm. Overall dimensions: 2 cm x 16 cm
  3. Small:
    Each color/grey patch measures 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm. Overall dimensions: 1 cm x 8 cm


Large: $150 Medium: $100 Small:  $ 75

Order a complete set of all 3 sizes and get a discount of 10% !

The designers of the AIC PhD Targets have relinquished their rights to these materials to the American Institute for Conservation without compensation. The AIC is grateful for their generosity and for the substantial time and effort they freely volunteered to present this valuable tool to the field of conservation.  The target sets were produced with the cooperation of AIC and Robin Myers Imaging who managed issues relating to materials, production, marketing, and fulfillment.

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