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 Prof. Moshe Caine

Prof. Moshe Caine

Senior Lecturer at the Photographic Communications Department

Professor Moshe Caine holds a B.A in Philosophy and Sociology from the Hebrew University Jerusalem (1977), a B.A Hons (1st degree) in Photography Film & Television from the Harrow College of Technology & Art (now Westminster University) London 1980, and an M.A in Electronic Imaging from Coventry Polytechnic (today Coventry University (1989).

Prof. Caine's work mirrors the evolving decades of the digitization of Photography and related visual media. During this period, he has specialized in a wide gamut of fields, spanning Analogue and Digital photography, Video, Interactive Multimedia, VR and AR, Multispectral Imaging, Photogrammetry, 3D scanning, Reflective Transformation Imaging, Digital Asset Management, Digital Publishing, UI and UX, and other imaging technologies.

Moshe Caine is one of the pioneers of the multimedia industry in Israel, establishing and running the Icons Multimedia company in Jerusalem for 20 years (1989-2009).
Over the past 20 years Prof. Caine has specialized in digital solutions for cultural heritage preservation institutions, Archaeology, conservation, restoration and presentation. He has a long experience working with museums and educational institutions.

Since 1981 he has taught in both undergraduate and graduate programs, including the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design (1981-2009), Haifa University (2011-2015), Emunah College (1982-2019), and of course the Hadassah Academic College (since 1984).
Between 2005-2011 he served as head of the department of Interactive Communications at the Hadassah College and since 2015 he has chaired the department of Photographic Communication in the Academic College, a position from which he will be retiring this coming academic year.
He is a member of various committees at the College and strives to promote international academic collaborations with England, Germany and other countries.



Moshe Caine's research is applicative, field based and centered round the realms of Cultural Heritage Imaging technologies for the conservation and preservation of material heritage.

The primary area of his research focuses on the interactive applications of light, dimension and depth recognition as tools in surface texture revelation. Currently, the research concentrates on the comparison of two low cost and highly flexible technologies: Photogrammetry / Structure from Motion, and Reflectance Transformation Imaging.

The applications of these technologies are prevalent and highly effective in the fields of archaeology, art conservation, paper restoration, parchment, wood, metal and textile preservation.

Caine M., Maggen M., Altaratz D. (2019). Combining RTI & SFM. A Multi-Faceted approach to Inscription Analysis. EVA Florence Conference 2019. 97-104 https://books.google.co.il/books?id=BuORDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA96&lpg=PA96&dq

Caine M., Reem A., MacDonald L., Altaratz D. (2018). The Riddle of the Crosses: The Crusaders in the Holy Sepulchre. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2018)


Caine M., Maggen M. Heritage Imaging Solutions for the Real World. 2017. INKA Culture and Computer Science Conference, Berlin, 18-19 May 2017



Caine M., Maggen M. Low Cost Heritage Imaging Techniques Compared. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2017) http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2017.85

Caine M., Contessa A., Grinberg Z. The 3D Scanning of the Mantua Ark. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015) https://ewic.bcs.org/upload/pdf/ewic_eva15_museum_paper4.pdf

Caine M., Kohn A.  Another Person’s World - Immersive Digital Storytelling as a means of Mutual Learning and Self Reflection. Harvard EVA Minerva Conference. 2015


Caine M., Tagar E., Ben-Or I. Unfolding Communities: Imaging the Past, Envisioning the Future. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014)


Caine M., Contessa A.  Mantua in Jerusalem – Virtual Exhibition of the Mantua Holy Ark. EVA Minerva Digital Heritage Conference. Jerusalem Nov. 2014


Caine M. The Secrets of the Stones. Heritage and Memory.

Revising Scopes and Means of Physical and Digital Preservation of Holocaust Documentation. International Workshop within the Framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), supported by the European Commission. Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. September, 2014

International Workshop - within the Framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)

Caine M., Maggen M. The Illuminated Pixel. Adaptation of Infrared and Visible Light Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) in Exploring a Medieval Illuminated Manuscript. EVA Minerva 2012 conference. Jerusalem

Caine M., Maggen M. Pixels and Parchment: The Application of RTI and Infrared Imaging to the Dead Sea Scrolls. EVA 2011

Pixels and Parchment: The Application of RTI and Infrared Imaging to the Dead Sea Scrolls


Over the past twenty years, Professor Caine's work in the field of Cultural Heritage Imaging applications has led to a wide gamut of collaborations, both in Israel and in Europe. Among these it is worth noting the following:

Michael Maggen. Head of Paper, Prints and Drawings Conservation, at The Israel Museum Jerusalem, with whom numerous joint practical research projects have been carried out.

Sharon Tager. Head of Conservation. The Israel Museum Jerusalem. Ongoing collaboration in the establishment of a modern Multispectral Imaging laboratory.

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Since its opening in 1993, Prof. Caine has been closely associated with the museum, developing its technology-based visitor experiences and conservation work.

Collaboration with The Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, leading to several innovative virtual museum interactive visitor centers and Virtual Tour of the Jewish history of Mantua with Dr. Andreina Contessa, currently Director of the Historical Museum and Park of the Miramare Castle in Trieste.

The Israel Antiquities Authority, with whom several joint conservation Imaging projects have been carried out, including: The Ma'ale Romaim Fortress, with Dr. Yuval Baruch, Jerusalem Regional Archaeologist. The Chapel of Saint Helena in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, with District Archaeologist, Amit Re'em.

Dr. Tsevikah Tsuk of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Imaging for text detection of Roman Milestones discovered along the Incense Route.

Prof. Lindsay MacDonald. University College London. Joint research on the Saint Helena Crosses, Jerusalem.

Gunter Nenneberger, of Bad Neustadt, Germany. Over the past several years a collaborative research into the history of lost Jewish communities in North Bavaria has resulted in several websites dedicated to their commemoration. Some of the imaging work was carried out together with students of the department of Photographic Communication at Hadassah Academic College. Partners to the collaboration on this project were The Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Yale University, under the direction of Professor Stefan Simon.