Bordeaux Aquitaine Museum

  • Digitization of 1026 negatives

TRIBVN Imaging is committed to preventing the many heritages of France from being forgotten. The company has done just that by digitizing the 1026 negatives of the photographer Simon Arnaudin, better known as Félix Arnaudin, thanks to its know-how and mastery of the digitization of old and fragile documents.

Félix Arnaudin devoted more than forty years of his life to photographing the evolution of the Grande Lande or Haute Lande, his native region, so that this evolution could be recorded over time.

The collection has been entirely digitized by TRIBVN Imaging and these negatives can now be consulted online as part of the collections of the Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux.

TRIBVN numérise les collections du Musée d'Aquitaine à Bordeaux
Art Graphique Patrimoine reconstruit la flèche de la Basilique Saint Denis

Basilique Cathédrale Saint-Denis

  • 2D and 3D digitization
  • Digital enhancement

For nearly 30 years, Art Graphique Patrimoine has been preserving and enhancing historical monuments and works of art using innovative 2D and 3D digitisation technologies.

The company has many skills and competencies in the digitisation of historical monuments (for virtual visits) or the various construction methods used by cathedral builders.

Having heard of AGP’s expertise, the association Suivez la Flèche has called upon the company to carry out and manage a vast programme to promote the reconstruction of the spire of the Saint Denis Basilica using innovative and never-before-seen digital devices. The project aims to become a true factory of innovation for cultural heritage.

Archives of Calvados

  • In situ digitization of archives

Archival digitization is one of Arkhênum’s core areas of expertise. When the Calvados archives wanted to digitize parchments with seals, Arkhênum was there.

Digitization was carried out in situ, directly on the customer’s premises. In fact, the Arkhênum team can apply their know how directly on site no matter the circumstances: whether the collections are confidential or priceless, whether the documents are many, few, or fragile.

The Arkhênum team quickly set up a digitization workshop and trained a local team in heritage digitization techniques to meet the customer’s expectations in terms of turnaround time and quality.

The IDEP library in Dakar, Senegal


  • Heritage digitization offers
  • On site digitization

Headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) is a pan African institution. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1962. The IDEP library in Dakar is the sole repository of the Institute’s paper documents. This naturally poses a problem for the 54 African member countries that want to access this unique body of knowledge.

Before starting any digital preservation of these unique documents, IDEP had to define the scope of the project. A preparatory stage had already identified – quantitatively and qualitatively – which documents needed to be digitised. IDEP wanted the digitisation to be carried out on site, so it could continue offering its visitors access to the original documents. This also allowed the creation of local employment.

The first phase, which covered 260 000 pages, was completed in 6 months. An analysis of this phase made it possible to define the optimal production model, both in terms of quality and quantity, which was implemented for the second phase. Digitising the documents also created additional storage space for the physical archiving of future IDEP publications.

Restauration pour les archives départementales du Lot

Departmental archives of the Lot

  • Restoration of pictorial documents
  • Heritage digitization

The Departmental Archives of Lot wanted to restore their cadastral maps, which were in a poor condition. The aim of this operation was twofold:

  • To preserve the original physical documents
  • To enable optimal digitization

The initial restoration phase greatly facilitated the digitization phase and guaranteed the quality of the digital images. All maps were digitized without exception.

The restoration (La Reliure du Limousin) and digitization (Arkhênum) were carried out in a single location.


  • Digitization of 400,000 images on glass plates.

The French National Institute of Geography and Forestry Information (IGN) has again placed its trust in TRIBVN Imaging. The heritage digitization specialist is continuing the great adventure it began with the IGN, an adventure that generated more than 2.5 million view in its first phase from 2008-2016.

TRIBVN Imaging‘s expertise in photographic image digitization guarantees that the IGN’s many glass plates can be quickly adapted and digitized, which perfectly meets their requirements.

The project will allow visitors to travel through time via the IGN online portal, where they will be able to observe the evolution of the landscape by comparing the maps and photos of the past to those of the present.

IGN remonte le temps
Archives de l'Institut de France

Institute of France

  • Heritage digitization
  • Web enhancement

The Institute de France, created in 1795, is the custodian of a vast heritage composed of residences, collections and archives, including the Mazarine Library, the Dosne-Thiers Foundation, the Château de Chantilly, and the Jacquemart André Museum.

To provide public access to its rich written and documentary heritage, the Institute collaborated with Arkhênum to create a unique digital portal.

The Institut de France was impressed by Arkhênum’s expertise in digitization and digital enhancement, leading to a successful partnership in designing this high-performance digital tool.

Jumièges Abbey

  • Creation of an augmented reality app that depicts the Abbaye de Jumièges in different eras.

Augmented reality app, developed by Art Graphique & Patrimoine, available for rent at the abbey and downloadable for free on the App store and Google Play (mobiles and tablets). Users are immersed in a 3D reconstruction of four points of interest from five different eras (Carolingian, Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and 18th century) as they follow as trail of discovery within the abbey.

Application de réalité par Art Graphique & Patrimoine


  • Audit and technical study digitisation
  • Design and implementation
  • Digital and physical storage

With the world entering the digital era, the L’Equipe newspaper recognised the need to adapt and offer its archived photos in a digital format, ensuring convenient access to both employees and consumers.

Prior to implementation, an audit determined that software had to be developed to manage the digitization process. A team of 14 individuals was mobilized on site, with custom-built digitization lines to ensure the digitization of contact sheets, negatives and color slides.

To meet the production and digitization requirements, a consistent pace of 30,000 images per day was crucial. The decision to digitize was strategic, enabling the newspaper to not only create new editorial content, but also establish a meaningful connection between history and current events.


  • Audit and advice on heritage strategy
  • Management of heritage collections
  • Preventive conservation of heritage

Essilor’s roots go back to 1849, when the “Association Fraternelle des Ouvriers Lunetiers” was created in the Marais district of Paris. It soon became the Société des Lunetiers, or S.L., later known as Essel.

In preparation for the merger with Luxottica, Essilor wished to leverage its rich industrial history, spanning over 170 years, by embarking on a significant heritage preservation project. The objective was to utilise its heritage to benefit both the brand and the group. To achieve this, Arkhênum was appointed in 2020 to analyse, safeguard, and enhance Essilor’s esteemed heritage collection.

The extensive collection comprises numerous technical documents that reflect the group’s pioneering advances in optics, particularly in the realm of lenses. Commencing in 2021, Arkhênum’s team meticulously processed the entire paper collection, which spans roughly 100 linear meters, as well as a rich collection of more than 7,000 objects. Among these were 300 scientific instruments and tools pertaining to vision and precision, along with an extensive collection of eyewear, boasting several thousand lenses and spectacles.


Alliance Israélite Universelle

  • Web enhancement

As an internationally renowned Jewish institution dedicated to education, the Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU) is uniquely positioned to focus on academic and professional achievement, as well as the transmission of a rich identity rooted in Jewish tradition, culture, and history, and in the geography of both the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

The AIU entrusted Arkhênum to implement and deploy its digital library, and thereby provide seamless access to digital exhibitions, books, brochures, newspapers, photographs, archives, videos from the library’s collections, as well as the Alliance’s archives.

The AIU digital library was set up in 2015 and is regularly updated with new collections.


Scanning from Jan 2011 to Dec 2021, 24 x 24 Large Format Images
1000 images per day

The Historical Service is the archival center of the French Army and houses one of the most valuable libraries on European military history. The center boasts an extensive collection of archives, comprising over 450 linear kilometers of registers, books, maps, photos, and films.

The French Air Force and Navy took some 500,000 aerial views during the Indochina conflict. The rolls of film on which these views are stored could deteriorate or even be lost completely if not properly preserved.

A system needed to be specially developed to handle the film rolls as there was no existing solution to digitize this particular type of medium. A dedicated room had to be constructed to house the digitization system, along with a well-ventilated space to accommodate both the system and the original film rolls. To ensure the safety of the operator, a comprehensive process had to be implemented to provide a secure working environment.



  • Audit and technical study digitization
  • Heritage digitization offers
  • Digitization on customer site

In 2016, the French National Library launched Retronews, an online platform that showcases more than 2,000 print publications published between 1631 and 1952. The library aims to enrich its collection by offering a new platform for publishers to monetize their own archives, focusing on the latter half of the 20th century.

Arkhênum successfully digitised collections on the daily newspapers’ site, as well as other titles on its own platform.

The substantial volume of 7.4 million pages to be digitised meant that an industrial production process had to be put in place, tailored to accommodate the diverse nature of the collections. The three-year project was overseen by an Arkhênum team consisting of one project director, two project managers and 12 operators who managed the production and quality-control of the digital image.

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 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.


Art Graphique Patrimoine reconstruit la flèche de la Basilique Saint Denis

Trade Exchange I Pinault Collection

  • Digitization
  • Application creation

Remote visit and project preview application created for the Bourse de Commerce site, as part of the architectural renovation and redevelopment project by architect Tadao Ando.

This innovative solution brings the historical and architectural richness of this Parisian museum to a global audience.

Through 4 panoramic 360°POIs, the application embraces digitisation, allowing users to visualize and visit the home of the Pinault Collection and to discover the building’s history and the evolution.


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.

Audiovisal digitisation

Doc Eureka

  • Digitization of audiovisual files
  • Remastering of audiovisual files

The French animated series “DOC EUREKA“, broadcast by France 5 and France 3 in 2000 and nominated for an Emmy Award in 2001 tells the true story of the invention of everyday objects, or not.

Born from the original idea of Patrice Valli, this educational and entertaining series has introduced many inventions to children who are now grown up.

To ensure that this audiovisual heritage does not disappear forever, and to ensure that it remains in the memory of the children of the 2000s, Vectracom has undertaken the digitization and remastering of the series from BETA video supports as well as the authoring of a DVD of the first edition of the series, released over 20 years ago.

Vetracom numérise la série d'animation "Doc Eureka"
The Memorist réalise un étonnant projet de numérisation en Arabie Saoudite

Saudi Broadcasting Authority

  • Digitization of video media
  • 16mm film
  • 2 inch
  • 1 Inch B & C
  • Betacam
  • Phase 1 from 2009 to 2011
  • Phase 2 from 2015 to 2017
  • From 12 to 18 operators on site

From identification to the creation of a robust database, we configured, shipped and installed state-of-the-art equipment.

We recruited and trained more than 10 skilled operators, and our dedicated team provided training, supervision and maintenance. With a capacity of 700 hours per week, our classic workflow included preparation, digitization and quality control, as well as the meticulous collection of metadata.

Anticipating future needs, we have devoted a further two years to the ongoing restoration and enhancement of the metadata to ensure scalable content management.

Montreux Jazz Festival

  • Digitization of audiovisual archives

Since 1970, the Montreux jazz festival has been recorded with the best possible quality. This audio heritage, of inestimable value, must not be lost, which is where Vectracom comes in. The Memorist company was selected to digitize numerous media with the best possible quality.

This project, which began in 2009, saw Vectracom treat each digitization separately in order to optimize quality. The company created new systems to digitize and transfer original multi-track audio, making it their most challenging yet most interesting digitization to date.

Now that the entire archive has been digitized, it can be purchased on CD or DVD and enjoyed in Montreux Jazz Cafés around the world, including London, Geneva or Abu Dhabi.

Numérisation des médias du Montreux Festival de Jazz par Vectracom
Projet de restauration de la Grande Chancellerie de la Légion d'honneur

Grand Chancellery of the Legion of Honor

  • Paper restoration
  • Binding of old documents

The Grand Chancellery of the Legion of Honor has embarked on a major restoration project to safeguard its archives and make them accessible to the public.
The files the Order holds on decorated members, students, and its own buildings and operations are of great interest to historians, genealogy enthusiasts and anyone looking for their family history.

Around 54 bundles and decree registers, which document individual awards given at the end of significant French battles from 1871 to 1963, required restoration. These archives have now been restored and digitized. From dust removal to digitization, La Reliure du Limousin has applied its invaluable expertise to the preservation of these documents.

Iziko Museum

  • Restoration of figurative documents

A year after our first visit to South Africa, La Reliure du Limousin was back in Cape Town at the Iziko National Museum. The museum houses important collections of African zoology, palaeontology and archaeology.

A special feature of the restoration operation was that it was carried out by our apprentices under the supervision of Éric Celle, the director of our training centre. They restored a magnificent but severely degraded watercolour, with the extraordinary dimensions of 7220mm by 2980mm.

This is the first major international restoration project for La Reliure du Limousin and marks the start of a new chapter for the company.

Découvrez la collection du Musée national Iziko

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.

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