Others: Why I Support CHI

 Charles Walbridge

“CHI and their cultural heritage collaborators are at the cutting edge of these digital technologies so I don't have to be.” More…

 Rita Albertson

“When you give to CHI, you support essential tools and practices that deeply improve the way we study cultural materials.” More…

 Adam Rabinowitz

“When you support CHI, you support the preservation of our human past and guarantee it will have a future.” More…

 Jean Elliott

“When you give to CHI, you are enabling thousands of people to play a direct role in the stewardship of cultural heritage.” More…

 Tom Malzbender, Co-inventor of RTI

“Give to CHI and you support the documentation and preservation of our human heritage.” More…

 Prof. Graeme Earl, University of Southampton, UK

“The CHI team works at the nexus of cultural conservation, scientific imaging, and data archiving. I see their efforts as key to the future of cultural heritage collections.” More…

Dale Kronkright: Why I Support CHI

Dale Kronkright: Why I Support CHI

I am the head conservator of a small museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in New Mexico. I have also been a conservation educator for over 35 years.

After training with Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI), I helped our team learn how to apply two CHI-fostered technologies in our conservation practice: Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and photogrammetry. We in turn share the resulting 3D images, rich in color and textural data, on our web site and in our exhibitions. The impact can only be described as “jaw-dropping” — our visitors literally can’t get enough. But the truth is we could not do any of this exciting work without the focused and dedicated team at CHI.

CHI couldn’t be more deserving of your financial support.

Why do I say this? CHI is leading on two important fronts. First, their team is doing the “heavy lifting” to refine the practices and user platforms for digital preservation, making the imaging technology more easily applicable by small, community-supported institutions like mine. Second, they have developed first-rate training classes and materials, and their classes are models of successful teaching. With these strengths, CHI is at the heart of building the critical mass needed to engage the public with the humanities using rich, interactive, image-based digital techniques.

Like me, you can help CHI continue this critically important work. When you make a gift to CHI, you are helping small institutions like mine thrive in the digital age and truly advance the preservation of our collections into the 21st century.

Please, join me in making a financial contribution right now!

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