Others: Why I Support CHI

 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…


 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…


 Ana Nieves

“When you give to CHI, you support the power and reach of RTI.” 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…


 Adam Rabinowitz

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


 Dale Kronkright, Head of Conservation, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

“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.” More…




Tom Malzbender: Why I Support CHI

Tom Malzbender: Why I Support CHI

I am a research scientist who cares deeply about the fragility of our shared cultural heritage in a volatile world. My contributions to cultural preservation are in the fields of computer vision, imaging, and 3D graphics. I am the co-inventor of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI).

I have been collaborating with Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) since 2002, and I joined their Board of Directors in 2014. Why do I do this?

Our global cultural heritage is unique, irreplaceable, and essential to our sense of ourselves and our history on the planet. We collectively share that heritage, and we are also witnesses to the threats that prey upon it every day. When you make a donation to CHI, you are supporting the development and dissemination of practical digital imaging and preservation techniques around the world.

Like me, you may feel the strong pull of this important work. CHI has a highly successful track record of doing a lot with a little.

Give to CHI and you support the documentation and preservation of our human heritage.

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