Preservation and Access Education and Training Grant:
Advanced Imaging Skills for Humanities Collections Professionals
|Training Class Applications|
This grant awarded to CHI by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports training classes in Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and photogrammetry across the U.S. in 2016–2017. The classes sponsored by the grant are open to humanities collections professionals by application. Learn more about the NEH training grant.
Note to applicants: The grant-sponsored training is for collections professionals and pre-professionals working with public or nonprofit humanities collections in the United States. This includes art, history, archaeology, libraries, and archives. The application process gives priority to professionals at small institutions with staffs of 25 FTE or fewer.
Please apply as early as you can, as we expect the classes to fill. We will notify you when we receive your application. If you do not hear from us, please send email to email@example.com. We will notify all class participants of acceptance at least 45 days prior to the start of each class.
2016 Scheduled Training Classes
|Photogrammetry||Buffalo State||August 8–11, 2016.||Restricted to members of the Association of North American Graduate Programs in the Conservation of Cultural Property (ANAGPIC). This class is closed.|
|RTI||de Young Museum / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco||September 27–30, 2016||This class is closed.|
|RTI||Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)||October 17–20, 2016||This class is closed.|
2017 Scheduled Training Classes
New Haven, CT
|April 4–7, 2017||This class is closed.|
|Photogrammetry||University of Texas at Austin||May 8–11, 2017||Apply now|
|Photogrammetry||Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution
|September 12–15, 2017||Apply now|
|Photogrammetry||San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
|October 17–20, 2017||Apply now|
Learn how to acquire photogrammetric image sets and how to produce scientific 3D documentation with demonstrable accuracy.
You will leave with practical experience using equipment, image capture setups, and software to build 3D content. More…
“It was fantastic and a pleasure to work with people who are so in touch with the needs of conservators.”—Trainee, May 2015 class
“Great class on a complex topic. I would definitely recommend this to my colleagues.”—Trainee, April 2014 class
|Learn how to use highlight RTI to create digital representations of various objects.
You will leave with the ability to implement the digital imaging workflow, including steps to capture, process, and view RTI digital representations. More…
“I greatly appreciated the hands-on and practical focus of the class.”—Trainee, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
“Excellent balance of applied practice, i.e., using studio and photographic methods, techniques, and software. An energizing and inspiring week!”—Trainee, Buffalo State College
Please note: Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.