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Training sessions on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)

From: Marlin Lum <marlin<-at->
Date: Friday, May 25, 2012
"Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) training sessions
Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI)
Cultural Heritage Imaging Offices
2325 3rd Street
Suite #323
San Francisco, CA
July 16-19, 2012
9 am-5 pm PST


The training session is for museum, library, and photographic
professionals working in conservation and education, and anyone
interested in RTI technology and its practical application

Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) is a computational
photographic method that captures a subject's surface shape and
color. RTI processing enables the interactive re-lighting of the
subject from any direction, revealing minute details of its surface
that cannot be seen with the naked eye. RTI has reached significant
levels of adoption in museum conservation and photographic

This training class, entitled "Reflectance Transformation Imaging:
Generating Digital Representations of Cultural Heritage Objects," is
a combination of lecture, demonstration, and lots of hands-on work,
including practical instruction on equipment, setup, and work flow;
step-by-step image processing; and how to use various viewing modes
to examine details of the images.

Cost:$1695 per person

Prerequisites: Basic photography skills; basic computer skills

Note: The software to view and process RTI data is open-source and

Learn more about RTI and Cultural Heritage Imaging at


RTI in art conservation:


RTI adoption is increasing within the museum conservation and
photographic communities.   An Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS) sponsored training program is helping to increase
awareness and adoption including at all 6 masters programs in art
conservation in North America (note that the remaining IMLS
sponsored training sessions are now full). In addition to the IMLS
supported training sessions, many institutions have attended or
hosted RTI training, including:

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the
    American Indian
    Worcester Art Museum
    Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    National Preserve of Tauric, Chersonesos, Ukraine

Marlin Lum
Cultural Heritage Imaging

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