We are your specialist partner in digitizing, storing, managing, enriching, and developing software for the purpose of maintaining your collections.

Botton to Digitizing
Botton to  Digitising

Photos, books, microfilm, negatives, postcards, posters or slides, film, video or audio, herbarium sheets, Picturae offers professional, tailored solutions for digitizing your unique collection(s).

Botton to  Development, Storage & Hosting
Botton to  Development, Storage & Hosting

Picturae offers professional, innovative, and easy-to-use software solutions, website design, and online platforms, developed specifically for and with the heritage sector. Sharing your digital collection has never been so easy and within reach.


Digital conservation and preservation of history is our field of expertise

Botton to  2D & Negatives

Photos, books, microfilms, slides, negatives, glass plate negatives, postcards, posters, and many other materials we offer professional and tailored solutions for digitizing your unique collections.

Botton to  Audiovisual
Professional solutions for digitizing your film, video and audio carriers, including Super 8, 8 to 35mm, VHS, Hi8, Video8, U-Matic, BetacamSP, LPs, 1/4" tape and audio cassettes.
Botton to Herbarium

Innovative, professional, and automated solutions for digitizing small- and large-scale herbarium collections. We offer a one-of-a-kind solution: the herbarium digistreet.

Development, Storage & Hosting

Maximizing the benefit of your digital collection is our passion and expertise

Botton to Development
Botton to Development

Picturae offers professional, innovative, and accessible software solutions, website design, and online platforms, developed specifically for and with the heritage sector. Sharing your digital collection has never been so easy and convenient.

Botton to Collection Management
Botton to Collection Management

Picturae offers user-friendly and professional solutions for managing your digital collections. The Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution was developed specially for the heritage sector, so that you can maximize the benefit of your collection.

Botton to Storage & Hosting
Botton to Storage & Hosting

Picturae offers secure, sustainable, and cost-effective storage solutions for your digital collection(s). Your master files are in good hands with us as we take this responsibility very seriously. We aim to ensure that you can share your collection online without any worries.

World Class Rapid Digitization of Cultural Heritage

Our company

Picturae's single most important objective is to help the cultural heritage sector (archives, museums, libraries, et cetera) to provide access to their collections in a professional manner, delivering high quality at an affordable price.

Picturae Headquarters


Picturae was founded in 1998 under the names of Pictura Imaginis and Pictura Database Publishing. An investment by Endeit Capital (the investment firm of Joop van den Ende and Hubert Deitmers) in 2011 offered Picturae the opportunity to achieve its growth ambitions and to venture into other countries. Working closely together to prepare for further expansion, our two innovative group companies merged by mid-2012 and continued under a new company name: Picturae (Latin plural of pictura). In order to broaden our proposition with the digitization of audiovisual material further, we acquired the Amsterdam-based company Supersens early in 2013. To centralize all activities and to improve efficiency, we moved all activities to one new location in Heiloo at the beginning of 2015. As a next step, MicroFormat Systems, well-known since 1993 for its Metamorphic projects and the digitization of microfilm and microfiche, was acquired in January 2017.


Picturae is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 (quality management), ISO 27001:2017 (information security), and ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management) standards. Each year, an independent party judges all of our procedures. However, to us the ISO certification is more than just a plaque on the wall. Safeguarding quality, sustainability, and information security is a task for the whole company and every employee is imbued with the importance of this task. Therefore, our customers can rely on our high quality. The ISO checkup is a great way to test whether we can fulfil their trust.

Obtained ISO certificates
Partnership with Picturae


Picturae leverages its extensive expertise, but guaranteeing that we provide our clients with the best solution in every phase of their project requires close partnership and collaboration. Picturae's partners include Alpere Technologies and Data Esperto for data entry and content enrichment, Alembo for transcribing herbarium collections, and Kakadu Software (world leader in JPEG2000 technology). In addition, we work together with web agencies, camera suppliers such as PhaseOne, and partners in IT and infrastructure such as EuroFiber.


Picturae is looking for new talent. We welcome motivated people who want to contribute to the further expansion of our activities. At Picturae, we offer you an inspiring environment with creative colleagues. We use the latest photographic and scanning equipment and create the most beautiful websites. Picturae is highly customer-oriented. Would you like to join the Picturae team? Please contact us.

Vacancies at Picturae


The following is a selection from twenty years of digitization and development

News & Agenda

The latest updates and information on where you can find us in the near future

Proposal for the Time Machine FET Flagship consortium continues to second round

Proposal for the Time Machine FET Flagship consortium continues to second round

Our proposal for the Time Machine FET Flagship consortium may continue to the second round! Picturae is proud to be part of this program as a founding member.     The Time Machine FET Flagship program brings together research teams from all ove...

Karmijn contributes to the preservation of cultural heritage by investing in Picturae

Karmijn contributes to the preservation of cultural heritage by investing in Picturae

Karmijn Kapitaal has decided to invest in Picturae, the international market leader in the field of digitization, management, and storage of cultural heritage and natural history and historical materials. Having formalized their partnership on 31 May,...

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We like to keep in touch



  Marvin Lewakabessy
  +31 (0)72-5355756

Human Resources


  Annalies Kamerman
  HR Manager
  +31 (0)72-5320444



  Jeroen Bloothoofd
  International Sales Manager
  +31 (0)72-5320444


  Jean Pierre Sens
  International Sales Manager AV
  +31 (0)72-2100471


  Robert Tiessen
  Sales Director IT
  +31 (0)72-5320444



  Danny Gharbaran
  Manager DSH
  +31 (0)72-5355765

Heritage helpers


  Mark Groothuis
  Project Manager
  +31 (0)72-5320444

Picturae - The Netherlands
J.Duikerweg 14 
1703 DH Heerhugowaard
tel: +31 (0)72-5320444
KvK: 37 12 40 60
BTW nr: NL 81 54 47 139 B01

Picturae - United States
Head office:
228 East 45th street, New York

Visiting address:
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
United States of America
m: +1 917 993 3924