The quality of Factum Foundation’s recordings offers a direct response to those who believe that digital formats are by nature impoverishing; they require, and allow, a new digital connoisseurship. We are able to digitally capture and present accurate shape, colour and surface detail, ensuring that a virtual copy of the recorded object exists and is archived at a resolution high enough to be part of its condition report – and, if needed, be used to create an exact facsimile or as a base for digital restorations. Our approach to preservation is rigorously non-invasive and all our recording technologies are developed according to conservation standards.