Restoration – The Queensland Art Gallery

Queensland Art Gallery

An early ZONE4 project was an application, which, allowed users to compare: x-ray, ultraviolet, infrared and natural light versions of a Dutch Masters painting. Each different imaging method allows users to see the original painting in a new way.

The interaction model allows users to explore the original line drawing, restored areas, modifications and/or changes to the characters in the painting. The App was also used by the Gallery as a tool for initial review of artwork identified for restoration work.


The simplicity of a transparency slider to compare light modes reveals hidden differences and provides the user with the ability for self- exploration and discovery. These models of knowledge capture and transfer form the base principals of the ZONE4 visualisation methodology.