ConservationSpace and Mirador

A major accomplishment of the ConservationSpace development process was forging a partnership with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) working group.  Working with the Mirador community, the capabilities of their web based, open-source, zooming, image viewing software to compare and annotate images was enhanced.  

Already accepted and used in the scholarly community, "Mirador is a configurable, extensible, and easy-to-integrate image viewer, that enables image annotation and comparison of images from repositories dispersed around the world. Mirador has been optimized to display resources from repositories that support the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) API's. It provides a tiling windowed environment for comparing multiple image-based resources, synchronized structural and visual navigation of content using OpenSeadradon, Open Annotation compliant annotation creation and viewing on deep-zoomable canvases, metadata display, book reading, bookmarking and more."  (Cited from:

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Image Annotation

ConservationSpace offers an advanced, image annotation tool.  Users can also compare multiple images, zoom in to see a stunning level of detail, overlay images on each other to compare features and employ a host of drawing tools to document an link text with them to report on the condition found on a work of art. 

Mirador Image Comparison in ConservationSpace

The image pair shown below demonstrates the capabilities of the Mirador comparison tool.  A conservator can place 2 visible light images, or a visible light image and an x-radiograph next to each other to compare features.  The module has several other functions that include outstanding zoom capabilities to display fine details, comparisons of multiple images and a set of drawing tools to aid in documenting annotations.