Alan Newman

Chief, Imaging and Visual Resources
National Gallery of Art
USA

Alan Newman has been Chief, Division of Imaging and Visual Services at the National Gallery of Art since 2004.  He heads a division of 20 photographers, image licensing, DAM and digital imaging specialists. Mr. Newman led the conversion of analog photography studios and labs at the Gallery into a full service digital imaging facility. He oversees the creation, quality control, asset management, distribution and preservation of all digital images of works of art and image metadata for collections and exhibitions. He develops permissions policies and manages the distribution and rights to use images of works of art for publication, study, documentation, educational programs, promotional and other internal and external uses. Mr. Newman and his staff led the development of NGA Images, images.nga.gov a new repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art.

Mr. Newman founded the online discussion group, Imagemuse, in 2007, which brings together museum imaging, publishing and DAM professionals from 250 international museums to solve common problems and share basic practices and standards for reproduction and image exchange, as well as image capture, asset management and preservation.