Online Collections and Archives Reimagined

The web has come a long way since our cultural institutions first started publishing their collections online. It’s time for a step-change in the delivery of online collections to the public.

Since 1984 Cogapp has partnered with many of the world’s most recognisable institutions, helping them present their artworks and archives to the world (MoMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Portrait Gallery, British Library).

Cogapp is now democratising access to all these years of experience; find out how below.

The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise,  Giovanni di Paolo, 1445 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975.1.31; Public Domain CC0 1.0)

The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise, Giovanni di Paolo, 1445 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975.1.31; Public Domain CC0 1.0)

A fully-hosted, specialised search and image platform managed by a team of professionals with unrivalled experience delivering digital solutions to the world’s cultural institutions.

Built on top of the International Image Interoperability Framework, we have created a software-as-a-service offering free from vendor lock-in and free from the baggage of older proprietary systems.

Our platform is standards-compliant, accessible and based on modern, scalable, cloud infrastructure, so you and your team don’t have to worry about delivering on this aspect of your mission.

Our product is modular and can be tailored to your needs, offering some or all of the following:

  • Google-like intuitive search with search term highlighting on original document images as well as faceted categorisation

  • IIIF compatible hosting enabling inter-institution collaboration

  • Performant, accessible, user-centred interface design including deep-zoom images

  • Modular digital experiences including slow-looking and digital storytelling

  • OCR for type-written and hand-written English documents as well as multilingual support for type-written documents, including Arabic.

  • Searchable PDFs for download

  • Metadata ingestion and rationalisation from multiple source repositories. If we don’t yet support your system, let’s talk about adding support

  • Even emoji search (if you’d like it 😉)


We will never stop pushing the boundaries for our bespoke project clients. Our work at the bleeding-edge of cultural technology will feed into our product, continuously improving and pushing it forward.

If you are interested and want to find out more, please get in touch using the form below, we’d love to talk.

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