Sfate & Combier

Since 1850, Sfate & Combier has been one of the leading suppliers of fabrics for the haute couture, designer and high-end ready-to-wear markets. To enhance its know-how, the management entrusted Memorist us with the creation of a database of all the company’s creations for its employees. We digitized all the textile archives as well as the internal database.


As part of its preservation missions, the German National Library had previously carried out digitization operations on targeted collections.
In 2021, the institution decided to digitize its collections in a more systematic and extensive manner. We were awarded this contract through a public tender.


The BNF wanted to digitize their Chinese scrolls and drawings from the Pellot collection. This digitization required the construction of a custom-built workshop. The scroll digitization bench was validated by the library’s manuscript department.



Ensuring the sustainability of the media at the Musée de Bretagne
As part of its heritage preservation project, the Musée de Bretagne is launching a project to preserve its photographic collections, which contain over 500,000 references. These archives are composed of negatives and prints on glass plates or flexible media (cellulose nitrate, cellulose acetate), slides and paper prints. The project began with dusting and reconditioning the collections before sending them to digitization. We also took care of the delicate storage of cellulose nitrate supports’, which are flammable and present risks of degradation.



3D digitization of the Winged Victory of Samothrace as part of its restoration

The Louvre Museum asked us to particpate in the large-scale restoration of the statue. The surveys obtained by 3D lasergrammetric and photogrammetric scanning of the statue, the boat and its base served several purposes. First of all, it was necessary to obtain a detailed condition of the statue, just after the restoration. The 3D model has been integrated into the Louvre’s Focus series, a web collection presenting the museum’s emblematic works. Finally, the model also offers the possibility of reconstructing missing elements of the statue, either from scattered and modelled fragments or by virtual reconstruction.


Notre-Dame de Paris

Our 3D survey and Building Information Model (BIM) to the rescue of Notre-Dame de Paris

We have carried out several digitization campaigns of the cathedral, within the framework of the restoration projects led by the Chief Architects of the Historic Monuments, in order to provide the technical documentation necessary for the analysis and diagnosis work. Survey campaigns were carried out on the west facade, the towers, the roof and the spire. We have also carried out a complete 3D scan of the framework known as “the forest”, destroyed during the fire of April 15, 2019. We conducted an emergency 3D scanning operation right after this fire to establish the extent of the damage. Our complete BIM modelling of Notre-Dame is used in the restoration work.


Musée de la Toile de Jouy

Drone and in-situ scanning for the Toile de Jouy museum

The Musée de la Toile de Jouy called on our services to digitize several collections: the fabric collection, digitized in our premises on an A00 scanner (1200×1800 mm), and in-situ digitization to capture the digital duplicate of object collections and very large format canvases (from 2 to 7 m).
The digitization of the object collection was made possible thanks to the establishment of a dedicated photography studio within the museum. Capturing very large fabrics required the development of a bespoke in-situ solution: drone scanning.