Digital Scrolling Paintings Project main website

The Digital Scrolling Paintings Project is a public website created with innovative software for effective interactive viewing of high-resolution images of East Asian handscroll paintings. These fragile old paintings in museum collections are seldom shown in order to protect and preserve them. The software allows scholars, students, and enthusiasts to engage with East Asian scroll paintings in ways that simulate the viewing of actual works of art that are unrolled horizontally to view section by section, progressing in space and time. The navigation capabilities include manual and auto scrolling, zooming in and out, full-screen viewing, and addition of imbedded annotations (see, https://scrolls.uchicago.edu).

The Digital Scrolling Painting Project website is in the process of being rewritten. The scroll viewing software technology is being replaced with new custom software library. A test program demonstrating the new scroll viewing software can be seen at https://humstatic.uchicago.edu/scrolls/ScrollsTest1.html.