With the foundations of our technology being used in an NRC (National Research Council) project to scan the Mona Lisa, our engineers have spent years developing conservation technology of tomorrow.
With pioneering 3D mapping and digitization, even the earliest signs of degradation can be identified, without even touching the surface of a painting. Most recently, a partnership with the National Gallery of Canada allowed our engineers and museum conservators to inspect the fragile surfaces of masterpieces, to details finer than one-tenth of a human hair.
In the video below, Arius Technology’s VP of Engineering and CTO, Mike Jackson, and the National Gallery of Canada’s Director of Conservation and Technical Research, Stephen Gritt, discuss how they digitally restored a Claude Monet masterpiece.
Our system is designed to never touch the surface of a painting. The greatest precaution is taken at all stages of digitization, thanks to a number of safety and security features. Expert museum conservators always carry out any handling of the artwork, from the walls of the gallery to the padded easel inside our system.
Take a digital freezeframe of your museum’s collection to help preserve the condition of a painting as it is today, aiding future preservation and restoration processes for generations to come. Also, benefit from peace of mind that the data of a painting can live on should anything ever happen to the original artwork.
Reduce the amount of time a painting needs to come off display by inspecting its surface via a digital model, zooming into details as fine as one-tenth of a human hair. Experiment with digital restoration and review treatment digitally, and in an elevated print, before starting the hands-on restoration of an original piece.