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Artefacts Help Tell A Story

Historical objects, memorabilia and artefacts help tell a story.

The storytelling power has nothing to do with the value, age or beauty of the object. Instead it’s about making a connection with the story by displaying an object that has crossed time to appear today.

Exposure to an artefact brings the visitor closer to the past in a way that words can’t always express, whether it’s a simple stone tool or large cooking bowl. By knowing the historical context and the story, exposure to the artefact can make a story transcend time.


It’s essential to preserve artefacts from historical events so we remember, learn about, experience and honour those who were involved. Artefacts offer us a window to the past and their preservation is vital to continue the historical learning for future generations.

3D scanning to Help Preserve History

3D scanning is the process of taking a real-life object and capturing it into a digital form.

A 3D digitisation acts as a surrogate for the original object;
– It’s a globally accessible resource for research
– The original is protected from repeated handling
– The 3D scan contains verified information about the physical object
– Can be used to print a 3D facsimile




The new Recollect 3D file viewer is an interactive and innovative tool that allows a user to view, zoom, pan & rotate low-res (web-friendly) 3D object files.

With advancements in technology making 3D printing and scanning more available to the public, we are now in the era of accessing everything online at our fingertips, often from our pockets. We’re not quite at the hologram stage yet but VR and AR technologies are taking off and being developed by leading innovators throughout the globe. Offering new experiences and interactive opportunities with collections that were never easily available before.

Recollect now offers our clients a solution to storing, accessing, sharing and interacting with their 3D files and digital assets online that enable a higher level of interaction and experience through embracing new technologies and ways of touching history.

Significant cultural collections and organisations manage a variety of objects and materials that are progressively being scanned into three-dimensional digital files for ease of use and viewing. Museum objects such as significant archeological rocks and historical indigenous tools are now digitally preserved and viewed online in a Recollect platform.

Precious objects and special collections are notoriously very difficult to access as they demand proper handling requirements and suitable controlled environments. Items that have been digitally scanned are easily accessed and viewed online from anywhere in the world.

Microform Digitisation

Convert your old microfilm, microfiche, and aperture card archives into a digitalised, practical, and document management retrieval solution.

Fragile Book Digitisation

Preserving fragile books implies that not only are we seeking to preserve the image via the process of scanning and digitisation, but also wish to keep the integrity of the source intact.

Archive Records Digitisation

Digitising archive records helps preserve them for future generations as digital files are less susceptible to damage or loss compared to physical archives.

Large Format Digitisation

Large format digitisation requires specialised equipment to capture high-quality digital images that are larger than standard sizes.

File Digitisation

Paper files take up a lot of physical space, which can make it difficult to keep them organised and can lead to clutter in the office.

Photographic Digitisation

Digitising your photographic collections is an important part of its preservation, conservation and accessibility.

3D Scanning & Digitisation

Historical objects, memorabilia and artefacts help tell a story.

The FADGI Star System

FADGI is a common set of digitisation parameters set by federal agencies for digitised and born digital historical, archival and cultural content.

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