CHI Consults

Consulting at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

When the conservators at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum received a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), they brought in CHI staff to consult on the project. The goal was to document the condition of the O’Keeffe residences in Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, as well as objects in the museum collection. The CHI team shared their expertise, advising on equipment purchases and spending a week on site teaching the museum staff and interns how to apply 3D digital photographic technologies, RTI and photogrammetry. Visit the museum team's blog site to learn more about this project.

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CHI's Carla Schroer at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Free RTI Resources

CHI enables people quickly and inexpensively to learn how to apply Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) for themselves.

CHI provides free open source software and no-cost learning materials for those who want to try using Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). You can get started with our free downloads and a fairly simple camera and accessories. CHI also provides a free user forum where people can get advice and share knowledge about RTI and photogrammetry.

In addition to seeking nonprofit grants to help develop our free open source software and user materials, we get some of our funding from training class fees and consulting services.

Consulting: Computational Photographic Services

  Scientific Imaging and Documentation:
  Institutional and Private Clients
  Special Rates for Nonprofits

  • Photographic documentation of cultural objects, forensic evidence, anything requiring minute examination of a surface
  • Application of imaging technologies: RTI, photogrammetry, multispectral, and more
  • 3D models and digital surrogate creation
  • Advice on setups, equipment, workflow (both hardware and software)
  • Analysis of image sets and how to get the best results
  • Projects of all sizes are acceptable, minimum 3 hours

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CHI has provided consulting services to both institutional and private clients, with special rates for nonprofit organizations. CHI has successful consulting relationships with a range of organizations including the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, Mount Auburn Cemetery, the National Park Service, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Stanford University Libraries.

The experts at Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) have over 10 years’ experience creating and using digital tools and developing imaging practices to help save world heritage. We can customize consulting services to suit your needs. Here are some examples:

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