MEMORIST: Guardian of sports heritage for future generations

With the 2024 Olympics on the horizon, the 40th edition of the European Heritage Days focused on the theme of “Sporting Heritage”. MEMORIST, the European leader in heritage preservation, plays a leading role in this undertaking as a long-standing player in the safeguarding of collections and archives linked to the world of sport. Since 2008, the five MEMORIST companies have been at the forefront of sports heritage preservation, digitising and preserving the precious artefacts that shape our collective memory today. MEMORIST’s first mission was to digitise the film and video archives of the French Tennis Federation, capturing emblematic moments such as Yannick Noah’s training sessions or Boris Becker’s exploits at Roland Garros.

 

Leader in sports heritage preservation

Over the years, MEMORIST and its five companies have worked on various sports heritage preservation projects around the world. From the digitisation of the National Rugby League’s video archives to the restoration and digitisation of the French Football Federation’s collections, MEMORIST has preserved the history of sport for future generations.

Among its most notable projects, MEMORIST’s collaboration with the Musée National du Sport in Nice has resulted in the digitisation of glass plates, photographs and emblematic objects, while the digitisation of L’Equipe’s photo collection has safeguarded five million historic photos.

In the run-up to the European Heritage Days, MEMORIST is highlighting its ongoing commitment to the preservation of sporting heritage, demonstrating the importance of preserving evidence of sporting history for future generations.

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