P19510: Eastman Museum Digitization Process


Project Summary Project Information

The George Eastman Museum's 2D artifact digitization process is currently an almost entirely manual one and is very labor intensive and time consuming. The museum photographer must manually calibrate the lighting to account for camera height, position the artifact carefully and capture one or more images of it while verifying the quality of the images and cleaning away dust every few images.

Ideally, this digitization process would have many of its key steps be automated, greatly reducing the time taken to digitize an object and reducing strain on the operator. This automation would function in such a way as to ensure the safety of both the artifact being imaged and the operator of the system.

The goals of this project are to analyze the current digitization process and to identify and address major points of improvement. These issues will be addressed in such a way as to be compliant to OSHA standards and intellectual property licenses and allow for the ability to upgrade the current equiment and to meet the FADGI 4-star requirements.

Project Name
George Eastman Museum Digitization Process Improvement
Project Number
Start Term
2181 (Fall, 2018)
End Term
2185 (Spring, 2019)
Faculty Guide
Dr. Alexander Loui, acleec@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Elizabeth Chiang
Sponsor (financial support)
George Eastman Museum

Team Members

From left: Christopher Hein, Rahul Shah, Tyler Czupryk, Harley Olsen, Andrew Fountain, Erin Kosciewicz

From left: Christopher Hein, Rahul Shah, Tyler Czupryk, Harley Olsen, Andrew Fountain, Erin Kosciewicz

Member Role Contact
Erin Kosciewicz Team Leader emk4084@rit.edu
Andrew Fountain Lead Software Engineer arf8856@rit.edu
Tyler Czupryk Lead Electrical Engineer tjc2594@rit.edu
Christopher Hein Communicator cph8672@rit.edu
Harley Olsen Facilitator hmo1597@rit.edu
Rahul Shah Purchaser rms7435@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase


Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination





Risk Management

Use Cases


Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection


Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams


Test plan

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper


Imagine RIT Exhibit