Sky Arts is broadcasting in various european countries the documentary "Mystery of the lost Caravaggio". It is about the theft of Caravaggio’s great painting The Nativity with St Lawrence and St Francis (1609) that was stolen from the Oratorio di San Lorenzo in Palermo in 1969. Click here for more news
Factum Arte and the Factum Foundation have been studying and developing technologies for many years and applying their innovations to the preservation of the past. In the image a Multi Rotor DJI Inspire 1Pro X5 flying in Factum Arte’s studio while trying to record the Lamassu from the British Museum. More to follow! Click here for more news.
The photogrammetry team at Factum Arte have been developing high-resolution systems based on the rapidly growing art of photogrammetry. Tatjana Dzambazova, Autodesk’s 'software whisperer', spent 3 days working intensely with the team and studying our specific needs. Click here for more news
The Ziyavudin Magomedov PERI Charitable Foundation held the competition “Cultural Heritage 2.0” with the aim of finding talented Daghestani photographers to participate in the project that Factum Foundation will run at the fortress-mosque of Kala-Koreysh. The jury was composed of members of the PERI and Factum Foundations, and by cultural figures from Daghestan. Click here for more news.
A team from Factum Arte went back to Hereford Cathedral in recent days to continue the project that started with the 3D surface scan of the Mappa Mundi in 2013. Now a photographic scan of the map alongside a scan of the backboard has been done and promises exciting opportunities for both conservation and interpretation, revealing even more Mappa Mundi secrets. Click here for more news.
On the 28th November archaeologist Nicholas Reeves announced that after two nights of tests in the Valley of the Kings, new evidence reinforces his theory that undiscovered rooms may lie behind the painted walls of Tutankhamun's tomb. Read here the report of the National Geographic. Click here for more news.
Factum Arte has just completed the digitization of the Borsano Map at the Biblioteca Nacional de España. Dated 1687, it is the oldest known large-scale representation of the Principality of Catalonia's geographic area. The high resolution color digitization of the map has been carried out with the Clauss panoramic composite photography system. Click here for more news.
The aim of the initiative is to offer cutting edge technology to the conservation and documentation of an artwork of public interest, by supporting a project of surface analysis using the Lucida 3D Scanner. The competition is open to various italian museums and art foundations. Learn more here. Click here for more news.
Over recent 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
Following the partial ‘unearthing’ of the Cochno Stone both Historic Scotlandand West Dunbartonshire Council have given Factum Foundation permission to start searching for money to fund the complete uncovering, 3D scanning, safe reburial and production of a replica of the Cochno Stone, thought to be the finest example of Neolithic cup-and-ring markings in the world.
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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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