Gigapixel digitalization is our way of responding to Digital Humanities and the challenges they pose. This is a new approach to experiencing the fine arts heritage conserved by our museums and galleries, while turning these resources to best account.
The world of Cultural Goods and Digital Humanities − an interdisciplinary field that combines technological research and enquiry in the field of the humanities − can benefit greatly from modern means of communication. Gigapixel digitalization of frescoes and paintings brings with it a new way to appreciate artworks. The possibilities that digitalization offers can be developed with and within places and institutions such as museums, galleries, libraries, and archives and totally in accordance with them. Ultra high definition enables new unprecedented approaches to presentation of artworks, with great potentials for didactic activities in this field. We take pride in our ability not only to faithfully reproduce each and every brushstroke and the tiniest of signs of the passing of time, but also to provide public access to otherwise inaccessible works. Gigapixel digitalization is a formidable diagnostic tool for studying the deterioration of artworks. We can provide a precise record of the state of repair of original works, alongside assistance for planning restoration work. We can then record the restoration outcomes.