Introduction to Reflectance Transformation Imaging

Wendesday 26 April 2017

9.30am – 5pm
The course

This session will provide training in the use of low-cost digital imaging techniques for the documentation of incised markings in timber buildings. Participants will be introduced to reflectance transformation imaging and will find out how to integrate the technologies into existing documentation strategies. No prior experience of photography is required. A very basic understanding of computing is useful but not necessary.

The tutors

The session will be run by Gareth Beale and Nicole Beale from The University of York.

Gareth Beale is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Digital Heritage and specialises in digital approaches to community archaeology and the archaeology of burial space from the Early Modern to the present. His interests also include the archaeology of the English Civil War and the history of technology.

Nicole Beale is a Research Associate in Archaeology with a background in local government museums. She specialises in digital collections and documentation.

Participant information

No special clothing or equipment is required for the course, but do come dressed for the weather and bring suitable outdoor clothing.


£90 per person, to include all tuition, teas, coffees and a light lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits.  It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses.  The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.