With the foundations of our technology being used in an NRC (National Research Council) to scan the Mona Lisa, our teams of engineers have spent years developing the conservation technology of tomorrow. Most recently, a partnership with the National Gallery of Canada allowed our engineers and museum conservators to inspect the fragile surface of masterpieces to detail finer than a human hair.
With pioneering 3D mapping and digitization, even the earliest signs of degradation can be identified, without even touching the surface of a painting. 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.
At no point do we need to touch the surface of the painting. Our engineers work side by side with museum conservators, who do all handling of the artworks. Our system features a number of safety and security features to ensure the greatest precaution is taken at all stages of the digitization process.
Take a digital freezeframe of your museum’s collection to preserve the condition of a painting as it is today, helping future preservation and restoration processes for generations to come.
Spend more time inspecting the surface of a painting via the digital model and zoom into details as fine as a human hair. Experiment with digital restorations and review them in an elevated print before starting hands-on restoration.