The start-up that is revolutionizing the art world

Born in the laboratories of the EPFL, Artmyn is now seducing museums, auction houses and collectors around the world. Its unique technology allows digitalizing works of art in very high resolution.

The technology developed by Artmyn is the result of four years of research - between 2012 and 2016 - conducted in the Laboratory of Audiovisual Communications at EPFL, then managed by the current director of the institution Martin Vetterli. Alongside him, Loïc Baboulaz, co-founder of Artmyn and CTO, supervised this Google-funded project as leader researcher: "Our goal was to find a method that allows user to better appreciate a work of art online." The process is as follows: the artwork is scanned at very high speed by taking multiple photos. These are then processed with algorithms in a logic of Big data, and the result, an interactive image in 5D, is deposited on the servers of Artmyn's so that the client can retrieve it.

In 2016, the start-up’s approach seduced the Bodmer Foundation. Other museums followed: the Musée de l’Elysée, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the mudac and the Mamco in Geneva. Artmyn also counts among its first clients several auction houses such as Christie’s, Artcurial and Tajan. At the end of 2019, the young company announced that it had raised CHF 4 million from its shareholders and from Invaluable, an American online auction aggregator, which has since become an important partner. This step enabled Artmyn to deploy its activities internationally, particularly in the United States. The start-up also has two scanning spaces in Paris - at Tajan and at the art transporter ESI as well as one at the Ports-Francs de Genève.

«Participating in competitions organized by the canton of Vaud has especially helped us increase the visibility of the project and to receive sound advice.»

Loïc Baboulaz
co-founder and CTO, Artmyn



~3.5 MIA

in px/m2, the resolution of the images produced by the start-up


minutes to scan a work of art of 40x60 cm