In November 1966, a flood in Florence, Italy, damaged 1,400 pieces of art beyond restoration, including Cimabue’s The Crucifixion. Beyond traditional art, new art forms have emerged – digital art collections to art NFTs and virtual reality (VR) and augmented art like Estelle Tse’s VR adaptation of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. Every piece of art – traditional or digital – is going through the same transformation – how do you protect and preserve art for future generations?
Tejeiro cites partners such as Vancouver-based Arius specializing in conservation authentication of fine art as an example of the specialization in art preservation with technology.
Tejeiro believes that art-specific 3D laser scanning is helping galleries and auction houses enhance buyers’ online experience.
“Art sellers increasingly need to provide a more sophisticated online experience and interactive imagery is critical to conveying the rich detail of a work of art,” adds Tejeiro. “Art-specific 3D color laser scanning offers immersive, in-depth high-resolution visual experiences, giving collectors peace of mind – even in remote transactions.”