Fully automated horizontal 3D Scan of the View of Delft from Vermeer at the Maurithsuis.
Click on the picture to open in a new window the zoomable panorama of Vermeer’s masterpiece.
Fully automated horizontal 3D Scan of the Virgin and Child with Dancing Angels from Lucas Cranach the Elder at the Royal Castle Wawel in Poland.

Scan done in collaboration with the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences and the kind support of Prof. Łukasz Bratasz, Head of the Cultural Heritage Research Group

Click on the picture to open in a new window the zoomable panorama of Cranach’s masterpiece.
System information:
HRX-01 Hirox 3D Digital Microscope
ST-T500P T-Stand with horizontal motorized 500-mm axes
HR-1020E motorized telecentric zoom lens
HRS-3TL tiling software
HRS-3D software
Inventor of Video Microscopy in 1985, Hirox Microscope Systems are
used by many museums worldwide for non-destructive inspection and measurement of any objects.
It can be used for research or for conservation and offers a unique versatility in its form, in the zoom range as well as in the illumination techniques.
Hirox 3D Digital Systems have been used to inspect prestigious masterworks, including Van Gogh, Vermeer, Munch, Rembrandt, Picasso and many more in museum such as the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum or the Tate for example.

The Hirox HRX-01 – 3D Digital Microscope – is a portable high resolution inspection device with 3D measurement capabilities, allowing magnification from 0,1x up to 10.000x. 

This equipment enables 2D and 3D measurement including height and depth of material, pigments, cracks, loss of material. 

The HRX-01 is also equipped with the new NPS (Nano Point Scanner), which is a non-contact confocal profilometer, allowing very accurate measurements including 3D surface and depth of transparent objects (suitable for varnish thickness measurements).

We recently developed a high resolution microscope scanner: the custom made stand with motorized XYZ axis captured the largest microscopic panorama ever (over 10 billion pixels) from the Girl with the Pearl Earring from Johannes Vermeer, at the Mauritshuis (during the “girl in the spotlight” project with Abbie Vandivere).

Hirox is also part of the Technical Research Team of the TEFAF in Maastricht.

Multiple-Axis motion possibilites, free-angle observations, 360° rotations,
motorized and automated mouvements and more!

Auto-XYZ Panorama

Ultra-High Resolution

2D & 3D Stitching

Extended Depth-of-Field








Paper & Fiber

Multiple Illumination



Raking Light


UV Fluorescency

Transmitted Lighting

Accurate Measurements









Hirox Exclusive Rotary-Head Adapter

360° Rotational Motorized Inspection

No need to move the Sample!

Full Magnification from Macro to Micro

Long Working Distance: up to 13 cm at 48x

Highest Magnification:
up to 10,000x

Finest Resolution:
see details up to 400 nm

Ultra-high Resolution Imaging of the Full Painting | Full Automatic XYZ Multifocus | 10 billion Pixels in only one Night
Up to 1m x 1m Motorized Axis | Panorama Stitching | 3D-Analysis | Multiple-Zoom Inspection

Hirox Europe is proud and thankful to have been chosen by some of the most prestigious museum in the world!

Victoria & Albert Museum

National Museums Liverpool


National Gallery London

National Museum Norway



Van Gogh Museum


Ghent University

Musée du Louvre

Musée du quai Branly

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Musée de l’Homme Paris

Musées d’Art et d’Histoire Genève

Kunst Historisches Museum

Museum für Asiatische Kunst

SKD Dresden

Kunstsammlung NRW

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

CZ National Library 

The State Hermitage Museum

ASP University

University of Wroclaw

Muzeum Śląskie

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17 – 19 March 2020 I Booth 2a

Hirox at Analytica - Munich

Meet Hirox at Analytica in Munich
31 March – 3 April 2020  I Booth A2.549

Do you want to know more?

Fully Motorized 3D Digital Microscopy
Non-destructive high-resolution inspection & measurement for art
Discover and capture uncharted details in true colors and in 3D!

We would be happy to discuss your application
and design a custom made solution for your needs.
Contact today our team of experts, led by Emilien Leonhardt