Registration is open! Two-Day Symposium at The Met, March 7–8, 2017

The Met

Cultural Heritage Imaging has partnered with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to present this two-day symposium, March 7–8, 2017, with a focus on use cases and recently developed Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) tools and research. Symposium registration is open now.

Flickr Gallery: October 2015 RTI Training Class at Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum

See photos of CHI's 4-day training class in RTI at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

A curator places spheres in a photographic setup at Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum

A curator places spheres in a photographic setup at Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum.

CHI Training Can Come to Your Site

CHI experts can deliver our 4-day training class in RTI or photogrammetry at your site or host institution for groups of up to 15 people. This can be very cost-effective with a lower cost per student. Write to with your inquiry or a proposal. More…

Photogrammetry Training Class

Photogrammetry class

Learn how to acquire photogrammetric image sets and how to produce scientific 3D documentation with demonstrable accuracy. More…

Need Some Help?

Let CHI experts advise you on your imaging challenge. CHI offers customized consulting services to both institutional and private clients, with special rates for nonprofit organizations. Projects of all sizes can be accommodated. Learn more…

Half-Day Workshop

Our half-day training class is an introduction to emerging digital imaging techniques, especially Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). The class provides a practical overview of RTI with a capture demo and examples from cultural heritage and the natural sciences, including museum objects, archaeological sites and artifacts, conservation usage, and paper collections. More…

4-Day RTI Training: See Schedule

Reflectance Transformation Imaging:
Generating Digital Representations of Cultural Heritage Objects

Excellent trainer-to-student ratio! 98% of trainees report they learn and can apply these skills at work
2011 training at NYU

RTI training at the Conservation Center labs at Chang House at New York University (NYU)

“Incredibly helpful. Simplified complex concepts and made them accessible.”—Trainee, de Young Museum, San Francisco

“I was thrilled by the capabilities and images presented on the first day. I was actively engaged and learning something new right through the last day.”—Trainee, UCLA/Getty Conservation Center

“Instructors were extremely engaging, patient, and explained the complex info in a way even I could understand!”—Trainee, Worcester Art Museum

This class is a combination of lecture, demonstration, and lots of hands-on work.

After attending this class, you will know how to set up, capture, process, view, and disseminate RTI images on the Internet.

RTI software and user guides are free and available from the Capture, Process, and View sections of the Downloads area on this web site.

Class participants receive a jump drive with finished examples, data shot during the class, and technical and equipment tips.

Next Training Class: Dates to be announced

Let us notify you about future classes: send email to

Registration form To register, download this form and open it in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader so you can type directly into the fields. Then save and send it to Please specify on the form which training class (dates) you are registering for.
When Dates of our next class to be announced.
Where Cultural Heritage Imaging
2325 3rd Street, Suite #323
San Francisco, CA 94107
Fee $1695 per person. Do you have 2 or more people who want to attend a class? Ask us about a discount (write to

Upon receiving your registration form, we will send you an invoice that you can pay by credit card or check. (Credit card payment instructions are on the invoice.)
Prerequisites Basic photography skills; basic computer skills

Who Should Attend

What You Will Learn