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Cultural Heritage Digitisation Services

Our suite of specialist digital services is meticulously designed for the careful preservation and archival of historical and precious material.

Preserving Our Past for the Future Meticulous Digitisation of Heritage and Historical Archives

Our services encompass a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to digitise, archive, and bring to life the invaluable assets that make up our collective history. Through state-of-the-art scanning and digital preservation techniques, we ensure that every detail, from the faintest ink on ancient manuscripts to the intricate patterns on historical textiles, is captured and preserved with the highest fidelity.

  • Document and Manuscript Digitisation
  • Books, Diaries, Newspapers, Deed-Packs
  • Microfilms, Slides, Negatives and Glass-Plates
  • Photographs and Memorabilia
  • Digital Archiving and Preservation
  • Online Archives Management Systems

Benefits of Heritage Digitisation

The scanning and digitisation of heritage and historical archives bring forth a myriad of benefits that not only preserve the past but also enrich the future. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Accessibility: Digitisation transforms physical collections into digital formats, making them easily accessible to a global audience. This allows students, researchers, and the general public to explore and engage with historical documents and artifacts from anywhere in the world.
  • Preservation: By creating digital copies of fragile items, we mitigate the risk of damage from handling and environmental factors, ensuring that these cultural and historical treasures are preserved for future generations.
  • Enhanced Research: Digital archives can be searched quickly and efficiently, enabling scholars to uncover new insights and connections that were previously difficult or impossible to find in physical collections.
  • Interactivity: Digital formats offer opportunities for interactive experiences, such as virtual tours and exhibitions, bringing history to life in ways that engage and educate audiences of all ages.
  • Conservation of Space: Physical archives require significant space for storage, which is often limited and expensive. Digitisation reduces the physical space needed to house collections, allowing institutions to allocate resources more effectively.
  • Disaster Recovery: In the event of disasters, such as fires, floods, or earthquakes, digital copies provide a backup that can help recover lost or damaged historical and cultural artifacts.
  • Collaboration and Sharing: Digital archives facilitate collaboration between institutions and scholars, enabling the sharing of resources and knowledge that can lead to new discoveries and a deeper understanding of our shared heritage.
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Our Heritage Digitisation Services

Document and Manuscript Digitisation

Our document and manuscript digitisation service meticulously transforms historical documents into digital formats. This service is essential for preserving the integrity of manuscripts, letters, and archival papers, making them accessible for research, education, and preservation without the wear and tear of physical handling.

Books, Diaries, Newspapers, Property Deeds

We specialise in digitising a wide range of printed materials, including rare books, personal diaries, historic newspapers, and legal deed-packs. Each page is carefully scanned to capture the text and imagery with high fidelity, ensuring that every piece of history is preserved for future generations to explore and learn from.

Microfilms, Slides, Negatives, and Glass-Plates

Our digitisation process for microfilms, slides, negatives, and glass-plates involves using specialised scanners to capture the detailed imagery stored on these media. This service is crucial for archiving and accessing historical photographs and documents that exist only in these formats, safeguarding their valuable content against degradation.

Photographs and Memorabilia

Digitising photographs and memorabilia allows for the preservation of personal and community histories. Our service ensures that family photos, heirlooms, and artifacts are digitally preserved, allowing these cherished items to be shared and appreciated by a wider audience while keeping the originals safe from harm

Digital Archiving and Preservation

Digital archiving and preservation form the core of our mission to safeguard cultural heritage. We employ advanced digital storage solutions to ensure the long-term preservation of digitised materials. Our approach guarantees that these digital archives remain accessible, secure, and preserved against digital obsolescence.

Online Archives Management Systems

To compliment our digitisation services, we offer online archives management systems designed to make browsing, researching, and managing digital collections intuitive and efficient. These systems are tailored to meet the needs of institutions and private collectors alike, providing a robust platform for the dissemination and exploration of digitised heritage.

Additional Services


Our OCR text recognition service employs cutting-edge OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology to convert scanned documents into editable and searchable text. This process enhances the accessibility and usability of historical documents, enabling detailed research and analysis with ease and efficiency.

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Our cataloguing service systematically organises digital collections, making it straightforward for users to locate specific documents, images, or artifacts within an archive. Through meticulous indexing and metadata creation, we ensure that every item is easily accessible and properly attributed, facilitating research and exploration.

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Image Restoration

Our digital image restoration breathes new life into aged or damaged materials, utilising advanced digital tools to repair tears, remove stains, and correct fading in photographs, documents, and artworks. This service not only preserves the visual integrity of historical items but also enhances their clarity and readability for future generations.

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Cultural Heritage and Digitisation Transforming Historical Legacies into Digital Treasures for Global Accessibility and Preservation

Cultural heritage digitisation refers to the process of converting cultural heritage items—such as documents, manuscripts, photographs, artifacts, and artworks—from their physical form into digital formats. This transformation allows for the preservation, analysis, and widespread accessibility of these items through digital means. The aim is to safeguard the tangible and intangible cultural heritage against the threats of physical deterioration, loss, and obsolescence, while also making it possible for people worldwide to explore and engage with these treasures from anywhere at any time. Digitisation serves as a bridge between the past and the future, ensuring that cultural legacies are preserved for educational, research, and public enjoyment purposes for generations to come.

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Why Choose Our Heritage Digitisation Services

Choosing our Heritage Digitization Services ensures that your valuable historical collections are preserved, accessible, and ready to inform and inspire future generations. Our commitment to excellence, combined with state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated team of experts, makes us the ideal service provider for bringing your heritage into the digital age. Here’s why:

  • Commitment to Preservation: Deep respect for the cultural and historical significance of each item.
  • State-of-the-Art Technology: Utilising advanced digitisation and restoration techniques for unmatched quality.
  • Expertise and Experience: A team of specialists passionate about preserving history.
  • Customised Solutions: Tailored approaches to meet the unique needs of every collection.
  • Enhanced Accessibility and Engagement: Making history accessible to a global audience through digital means.
  • Preservation with a Purpose: Fostering education, research, and appreciation for our shared heritage.
Nationwide document scanning services


Our heritage & preservation scanning collection service covers the UK and Europe using our own unmarked fully tracked fleet of vehicles.

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Fast Turnaround

With the capacity to digitise around 10 million images per month, we can accommodate urgent and demanding heritage & preservation scanning requirements.

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We can fulfil any heritage & preservation digitisation requirements – we provide services to any required volumes, complexity involved and to any location.

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Unlock the Past: Revolutionising Heritage through Digitisation

Empowering museums, archives, and cultural institutions with cutting-edge digital solutions, our services encompass a wide array of topics critical to the preservation and accessibility of historical documents, photographs, and artifacts. From advanced digital preservation techniques and archival standards to the use of 3D scanning and virtual reality for artifact recreation, we are at the forefront of safeguarding cultural legacies. Our work spans diverse sectors, including museums, galleries, academic institutions, and private collections, employing state-of-the-art scanners and digitisation software like Adobe Photoshop to ensure the highest fidelity in digital replicas. Notable projects, such as The British Museum’s digitisation initiative and the Smithsonian’s Digital Volunteers program, showcase the global movement towards digital access to cultural treasures. Through our comprehensive approach, we provide bespoke solutions designed to protect and perpetuate your cultural legacy, bringing the rich tapestry of our past into the digital age for future generations to explore and appreciate.