Two centuries of energy memory become digital

Italgas, in partnership with Giorgio Cini Foundation The Group's Museum and Historical Archive of Turin has been transformed into a laboratory equipped with the most advanced technologies for the 2D and 3D digitization of the historical, industrial, artistic and cultural heritage that the Group has collected and preserved during its almost two centuries of history.


Big data from the past

The Italgas Historical Archive consists of an original nucleus of one linear kilometre of documents, with an expected extension of up to three kilometres. Among the papers relating to the activities of the original companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, there are documents dating from 1288 (consisting mainly of parchments) to 1990. An immense pool of big dates from the past ready to be made available to historians and researchers from all over the world. In the historical library and the newspaper library, highly specialized in technical and scientific essays, there are also texts dating from 1600 to the present day.

An avant-garde laboratory to give back to the
community the historical heritage
and cultural preserved in two hundred years of history


Inside the Heritage Lab, the archive is transformed into a laboratory and becomes a new space open to the public where visitors can experience the meaning of digitization in a journey that takes place, at the same time, in the heart of documents and operations. In the "Data Square" The "square" where the digitised material will be available and accessible to the public. A heritage that includes documents, photographs, works of art, antique books, magazines, objects.

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Cutting-edge technologies for the Heritage Lab project

The labs will use a series of very high precision and fast scanners, including Replica 360 Recto/Verso. A rapid capture system that, thanks to the continuous rotary movement of the plane, is able to scan a document front and back in a few seconds. This tool was conceived and created by the company Factum Arte on the occasion of the Replica project. This is an initiative of the EPFL of Lausanne and the Giorgio Cini Foundation for the digitalization of the Foundation's photo libraries and the creation of a search engine for iconographic patterns. Replica can scan about 2000 documents in a day of 8 hours.

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