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Peter Seigel
Peter Siegel
Division of Cultural Heritage Director

As the country’s leading integrator of digital imaging systems for collection-based materials, the Division of Cultural Heritage helps institutions develop comprehensive solutions and strategies that preserve and extend the reach of their collections. This specialized area of Digital Transitions was founded by Peter Siegel, who has served the not for profit community for over 25 years.

Before starting the Division of Cultural Heritage for Digital Transitions, Peter was the Head of Digital Imaging and Photography for Harvard Art Museums and Fine Arts Library. Here he planned and implemented the modernization of the entire imaging lab and photography services department by designing and integrating image capture technologies for image creation, management and permanence. His analysis of the available technologies ensured integration with the larger needs of Harvard Universities needs while meeting the daily goals of the Harvard University Art Museums and Fine Arts Library.

Before his employment at Harvard, Peter was the Director of Digital Imaging at the American Museum of Natural History. Peter was responsible for all  aspects of the Digital Imaging program and created an image database containing over 270,000 high-resolution images from Collections, Catalogue Ledgers, and Archives. He also incorporated and designed digital imaging technologies to integrate other museum collections.

Peter, also an avid art photographer, taught at New York University in a lecture series focused on designing digital imaging databases.

In his extensive experience with Cultural Heritage digitization programs Peter found that existing solutions lacked the operational speed, reliability, or image quality he required. So it was a natural progression for him to become Director of the Division of Cultural Heritage at Digital Transitions.

His vast real-world experience has guided the creation of an entire suite of hardware and software solutions for the Cultural Heritage market. Knowing the long-term nature, high volumes and stringent requirements of these programs, he has ensured the entire product line meets the highest demands of quality, reliability, safety, flexibility and speed.

Now, with his team of support, training, and design staff Peter is able to provide what he never had in all of his years running institutional digitization programs: a partner with purpose-driven equipment, world class software and the expertise and service to back it up.


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Division of Cultural Heritage
Peter Siegel
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