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AI turned a Rembrandt masterpiece into 5.6 terabytes of data

What’s better than enjoying an ingenious piece of art in person? Seeing it at 717,000,000,000 pixels on a smartphone or computer screen. Okay, that might not be completely true—but it’s certainly a distinctive experience, and one that we can thank state-of-the-art technology for. Last week the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam posted…
bubmag
January 12, 2022
Rijksmuseum

New hi-tech Night Watch photo brings Rembrandt eye-to-eye -TV

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Rembrandt van Rijn’s iconic and huge painting “The Night Watch” is now also a supersized museum photo delivered right to your laptop in unsurpassed detail. The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum on Monday put on its digital portal what it called “the most detailed photograph of any artwork” ready for…
bubmag
January 3, 2022
Rijksmuseum

The Surprising “Secret” Lens Making Method Used by the “Father of Microbiology” Discovered After 300 Years

A Van Leeuwenhoek microscope. Credit: Utrecht University/Rijksmuseum Boerhaave/TU Delft A microscope used by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to conduct pioneering research contains a surprisingly ordinary lens, as new research by Rijksmuseum Boerhaave Leiden and TU Delft shows. It is a remarkable finding, because Van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) led other scientists to believe…
bubmag
May 14, 2021
Rijksmuseum

MIT algorithm finds subtle connections between art pieces

MIT A particularly difficult aspect of developing MosAIc was creating an algorithm that could find not only similarities in color or style, but also in meaning and theme, Hamilton said. Researchers examined a deep network of “activations,” or features, for each image in the open access collections of both museums.…
bubmag
July 29, 2020
Rijksmuseum

The statues were toppled. What happens to them now?

Guido Gryseels has been getting calls for a week, asking if he’d give some statues a new home. He’s the director of the Africa Museum in Tervuren, Belgium, and his institution, originally founded by Leopold II, might seem like a logical place to house monuments to the 19th-century king whose…
bubmag
June 24, 2020
Rijksmuseum

The statues were toppled. What happens to them now?

By Nina SiegalThe New York TimesTue., June 16, 2020timer5 min. readGuido Gryseels has been getting calls for a week, asking if he’d give some statues a new home. He’s the director of the Africa Museum in Tervuren, Belgium, and his institution, originally founded by Leopold II, might seem like a…
bubmag
June 16, 2020
Rijksmuseum

Now Open: Hard Rock Brings The Beat to Amsterdam

ith a presence spanning 76 countries, Hard Rock International continues the expansion of its growing hotel portfolio with the opening of Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American, bringing its signature music-infused energy to this lively European capital. The health and safety of our guests and colleagues remains our top priority, as…
bubmag
June 12, 2020