Institute of Archaeology


4-Day Reflectance Transformation Imaging Training Course

20 March 2024

A 4-Day Reflectance Transformation Imaging Training Course will be held at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in June 2024.

Reflectance Transformation Imaging of mummy portrait in UCL collections (Petrie Museum)

This 4-day intensive short course course, taking place from 3-6 June and led by Dr Kathryn Piquette, includes a combination of lectures, demonstration, and practical hands-on sessions.

  • Learn how to apply highlight Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)
  • Gain experience in applying RTI to portable objects and larger fixed surfaces of various material types
  • Become proficient in capture, processing and manipulation of RTI datasets for diverse applications
  • Gain familiarity with related computational photography and processing techniques for augmenting and re-using RTI  data
  • Apply what you learn in small teams of 2–3 people for hands-on work

Upon completion of this course, participants will know how to set up, capture, process, view, assess and disseminate RTI images on the Internet.

This course is for museum, library, and photographic staff working in conservation and education, archaeologists, historians, and anyone working with collections who wants to learn about emerging digital imaging techniques as well as anyone interested in Reflectance Transformation Imaging technology and its practical application.

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