20 Jul


Info Session: IIIF for Cultural Heritage

20/07/2022 - 20/07/2022
09h:00 até 11h:00
Online. Register below

FGV CPDOC’s Digital Humanities Lab (LHuD) invites you to the info session “IIIF for Cultural Heritage”, with Dr. Caterina Agostini (Princeton University) and Martim Passos (Moreira Salles Institute).

Caterina Agostini will explore the International Image Interoperability Framework ( and the work of the IIIF community to create universal standards for digital images and cultural heritage collections. With common viewing platforms, we can obtain interoperable digital image content to describe, display, annotate, and share images on the web. Her talk will be given in English only.

Next, Martim Passos will contextualize the application of the IIIF in Brazil, using as a case study the Vistas Situadas do Rio de Janeiro project, a collaboration between Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS) and Rice University (USA). He will discuss the requirements needed to implementing the IIIF Image and Presentation APIs and to building your own institutional infrastructure. His talk will be given in Portuguese.

Caterina Agostini is the Project Manager at the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton, and the Edison Papers Postdoctoral Associate at Rutgers University. She earned her Ph.D. degree from Rutgers, and as a Co-Chair of the IIIF Outreach Community Group, Caterina advocates to expand the outreach of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) and include underrepresented communities and languages. Dr. Agostini has published on digital editions, geospatial methods, cultural heritage, and the history of science. She has collaborated on computational projects at Princeton University, Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative and Lab, the New York City Digital Humanities group, Europeana, and PHAROS, The International Consortium of Photo Archives led by the Frick Collection.

Martim Passos is an architect and urban planner graduated from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). He studied Photography at the Parsons School of Design | The New School (New York) with a scholarship from the Science Without Borders Brazilian Program (2014). Martim currently works at Instituto Moreira Salles, where he researches solutions in the areas of data science, image processing and digital dissemination. He was the manager of the "Vistas Situadas do Rio de Janeiro" project, a collaboration funded by the Getty Foundation between the IMS and the imagineRio platform, conceived by humanities professors at Rice University (Houston).

Questions and comments will be received in both Portuguese and English. A certificate of participation will be issued, as long as the participant connects to the Zoom room with their full name in their profile.


Image caption: example of the IIIF mirador, an image viewer with easy integration to sites, which allows annotation and comparison of images from different repositories.