Ten days on and the walls in the tomb of Seti I continue to be scanned at good speed. Factum´s Aliaa Ismail and Carlos Bayod, who are currently on site working with the Lucida scanners, have been joined by one of Factum´s digital restorers who will carry out colour and photogrammetric recording of the tomb. Meanwhile, intensive work at Stoppelaëre House is soon to commence under the direction of Tarek Waly. Click here for more news.
On Saturday 14th May, Alex, Ferdinand, Eva, Shamil and Gennady went to Kubachi in the mountains near Kala-Koreysh and began scanning the mosque´s tombstones, and on the 18th May the team used a Phantom drone to record the whole of the hilltop on which Kala-Koreysh stands. The weather was wonderfully still and lightly overcast, and proved for optimum recording. Read more about it here.
On the 19th April, the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson, unveiled the replica of Palmyra´s Triumphal Arch in Trafalgar Square. Click here for a full analysys on the IDA Palmyra Arch copy based on our inspection of the object and our knowledge of the issues. Click here for more news.
Factum Arte will participate in the exhibition ‘A World of Fragile Parts’ curated by the V&A at La Biennale. We will be showing a glass cast of Canova’s Paolina Borghese, a bust in bronze and alabaster, and a relief carving by Jacopo della Quercia from the façade of San Petronio. This 3D scanned section will be displayed with a plaster cast from the Cast Courts made by Giuseppe Lelli. Click here for more news.
Factum Foundation will have a presence at Masterpiece London Fair. It is a leading international cross-collecting art fair showcasing art, antiques and design. We are excited to communicate the important work of Factum Foundation through the display of recent objects that tell some of the stories close to the Foundation´s heart.Click here for more news.
On the 5th May, the workshops were visited by Fady Jameel (President of Community Jameel), George Richards (Director of Strategy Development), Khaled Azzam (Director of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts) and Delfina Bottesini (Outreach Manager at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts).The tour sought to demonstrate Factum’s unique blend of new technologies and traditional crafts. Click here for more news
Factum Arte has been commissioned by Antiques Dealer Nicolas Kugel to recreate the table top of Johann Christian Neuber’s console that was made for the Fasanenschlößchen in Moritzburg, Saxony. The top, similar to that of the Table of Teschen, was stolen in 1921 and replaced with a slab of agate. Click here for more news.
Factum Foundation will be working with Autodesk, using Memento software (soon released as ‘Autodesk® ReMake) to implement the application of high-resolution photogrammetry. More here.
Image: render of work done in Sir John Soane 's Museum recording the sarcophagus of Seti I; the images are being processed using Memento.
After almost a year of work, the facsimile of the Table of Teschen is complete. The table is now assembled and finished. Read a full report on the history and making of the facsimile here. Click here for more news.
The winner of the first Bando Lucida competition is the “Angelo Annunciante" panel attributed to Gaudenzio Ferrari. The competition is promoted by Open Care and Factum Foundation. The Scientific Committee selected the panel and its presenter “Società di Incoraggiamento allo studio del disegno e di conservazione delle opere d’arte in Valsesia (Varallo)” as winner of the competition. Click here for more news
The article "Factoria de Ideas "appeares on the April issue of Ars Magazine signed by Peter Glidewell. Adam Lowe, director of Factum Arte, met Ars Magazine at Factum Arte's headquarters in Madrid to talk about future projects and goals. Read the article here and click here for more news.
Last autumn, a team from Factum Arte visited the Cluny Museum in Paris, to digitise a painted, wooden Romanesque crucifix as part of a collaboration between the Museum and artist Rachid Koraichi. Factum Arte is now producing a 1:1 facsimile in wood for Koraichi's new installation. More soon! Click here for more news
A team from Factum Arte is now in Lisbon working on a new project involving the restoration of the ceiling of the Santa Isabel Church. Artist Michael Biberstein actively worked on this project until he passed away in 2013. Following the artist's sudden death, all peoples involved in the project agreed that the ceiling should be completed following the original painting model left behind by the artist. Click here for more news.
Over last few years, 3D scanning has become part of a coherent and non-contact approach to the documentation of cultural heritage and its long term preservation. Read here a guide on the main techniques and scanners used at Factum Arte and the reasons they are used in the way they are. Click here for more news
FACTUM ARTE PROJECTS
Increasingly, artists and institutions require a new type of mediator to turn their ideas into physical realities. Based in Madrid and Milano, Factum Arte is dedicated to digital mediation, transformation and the production of works that redefine the relationship between two and three dimensions.
Factum Arte consists of a team of artists, conservators and technicians devoted to masterminding projects and solving problems, activities which have resulted in original solutions to highly specific challenges. The development and application of new technologies are accompanied by the highest levels of craftsmanship at every stage of the process. Factum Arte always works to the standards required by both the commercial and museum communities in which issues of conservation and archival permanence are of paramount importance.
The work carried out by Factum Arte is inherently original and diverse. It ranges from major conservation facsimiles to archival print editions, from the very big to the very small; in fact we will get involved with anything involving a sensitivity to (and practical understanding of) the transformation, mediation and manipulation of information.
One of the key elements of the exhibition Le Arti di Piranesi: architetto, incisore, antiquario, vedutista, designer (The Art of Piranesi: architect, engraver, antiquarian, vedutista, designer) is a 12 minute animation of Piranesi's Carceri series made by Gregoire Dupond at Factum Arte specifically for the exhibition. This series of 16 visionary images, originally etched by Piranesi when in his late 20's, shows the workings of his imagination, merging his architectural ambitions with his obsessive interest in antiquity. Watching Gregoire Dupond's animation is literally like entering Piranesi's mind. A CD containing both high resolution reproductions of the prints and the complete video is available in our Shop.
A selection of high resolution browsers allows viewing important historical works in amazing detail through an easy to use interface.
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