Here’s an opportunity for historians, archivists, and museum professionals to receive grant-sponsored training in scientific imaging technologies:

Who is CHI?

Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) is a nonprofit organization in San Francisco that fosters scientific imaging practices to save history. CHI recently won a two-year training grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

NEH Training Grant
Entitled “Advanced Imaging Skills for Humanities Collections Professionals” the project provides fee-free, 4-day training classes in Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and photogrammetry, and a two-day symposium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2017. These imaging technologies are powerful skills to acquire for the documentation, preservation, analysis, and digital access of materials in historical archives and humanities collections of all kinds and sizes.

This Fall: Grant-sponsored, 4-Day RTI Training Classes

The NEH grant-sponsored training classes are for collections professionals working with public or nonprofit humanities collections in the United States.

Note: The application process gives priority to professionals at small institutions with staffs of 25 FTE or fewer, but some seats will go to larger institutions, and at the moment these classes are undersubscribed.


People can apply now for these RTI classes in Fall 2016:

  • RTI: de Young Museum, San Francisco, September 27–30, 2016
  • RTI: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), October 17–20, 2016

2017 events: Four more training classes and a Symposium at the Met will take place in 2017.  Final dates and registration and application process will open on September 12.