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Georgia O'Keeffe Conservation and Preservation Program

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Reflectance Transformation Imaging

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Welcome from all of us at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Conservation and Preservation Program.

· Interested in the studio techniques and materials used by Georgia O’Keeffe?

· Wonder how conservators examine and analyze oil paintings or adobe buildings?

· Want to see how the O’Keeffe Museum is caring for your favorite painting, sculpture, or photograph?

· Curious about the preservation challenges that conservators face every day?

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Conservation Program is the primary source for scientific and scholarly information concerning the material legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and the preservation of her art, archives, homes and personal collections. Using the multi-media platform of this website, we hope share our conservation and preservation achievements with the public and the preservation community, thus earning your sustained recognition and support. Join Us!

We are adding new content every week! Please visit us often. If you have a question, a preservation idea or are interested in participating in one of our projects, PLEASE WRITE US! Email us at:


Current Projects


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Reflectance Transformation Imaging - Turning the O'Keeffe Collection Digital

RTI Surface Normal Calibration

Heat map RTI Surface Normal Calibration with a 3D Printed Spatial Target: Turning Images into Data

Download RTI Files

You can now download RTI files of a variety of Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings