News Archive

December 22, 2023

Goya’s copper plates at the Calcografía Nacional

In October 2023, a team from Factum Foundation recorded a selection of original printing plates by Francisco de Goya at the Calcografía Nacional, advancing a project that was attempted 25...

December 23, 2023

Recording a ship’s globe at Utrecht’s Centraal Museum

In November 2023, a team from Factum Foundation worked with Utrecht’s Centraal Museum to record the ‘Scheepsglobe’ (ship’s globe). Over two days, Pedro Miró and Jorge Cano recorded the globe...

December 15, 2023

Museo Nacional del Prado ✕ Factum Foundation: limited edition facsimile series

For the first time, the Museo del Prado offers the opportunity to acquire replicas of details from masterpieces in its collection that faithfully reproduce both colour and relief from the...

November 20, 2023

Two facsimiles of ‘The Crucifixion’ by the Master of the Lindau Lamentation presented at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam

In 2021 Factum Foundation carried out a 3D and colour scan of the panel known as The Crucifixion (c. 1425) by the Master of the Lindau Lamentation, with the aim...

October 28, 2023

The Husillos Sarcophagus

The municipality of Husillos, in an initiative developed by the mayor Don Juan Jesús Nevares Heredia, succeeded in getting permission, finding the finances, commissioning, and installing an exact facsimile, made...

October 28, 2023

Protecting sacred spaces

A team from University of Calabar and the National Museum Calabar have just finished a nine-day period of preservation works at Etinghi Nta monolith site. As a temporary measure, a...

October 31, 2023

The Arabic Kiln in Úbeda. The poetic transformation of fire and earth

For over a year, Factum Foundation worked with Melchor Tito Sr. and Melchor Tito Jr., a family of potters, on a project to revive a traditional ceramic Arabic kiln in...

September 21, 2023

Installation of a Selene System in the Princeton University Library

In August 2023, Jorge Cano and Carlos San Juan completed the installation of a Selene Photometric Stereo System inside the Princeton University Library. This pioneering recording system developed by Jorge...

September 14, 2023

ARCHiVe Online Academy Talk: ‘Across the planet. The Past and the Future of Libraries’

On September 14th Cristina Dondi, who leads the 15cBOOKTRADE project at the University of Oxford, presented her research on the lost Benedictine Library that was once part of the monastery...

September 29, 2023

Digitising books in the Museum de Lakenhal Collection

Funded by Metamorfoze, Museum De Lakenhal started a research project to explore how a collection of 33 books of black woollen cloth sample can be safely digitised in their current,...

The epigraphic fragments of Teruel

More than 100 years after their discovery, high-resolution 3D reproductions of the so-called ‘Peñalba pieces’ will be made accessible to the residents of Villastar (Spain) and the visitors of the...

October 25, 2023

Disasters of war: recording ‘Gassed’ by John Singer Sargent

In May 2023, the Imperial War Museum reached out to Factum Foundation to carry out the high-resolution recording of Gassed by John Singer Sargent, considered one of the most important war-related...

Meri-Toppila Neighbours Engage in Community Workshop for Neighbourhood Development

Oulu’s Meri-Toppila district is gearing up for an exciting community event that promises to shape its future. The “Neapurit” meetings are scheduled for Saturday, September 2nd, from 1:00 p.m. to...

Raising the temperature of the debate surrounding the future of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry

For the first time, a national newspaper (read the article) has been clear and direct about the shameful state of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry and the reluctance of both Tower...

ARCHiVe Online Academy: new presential workshop announced

Registrations are open for the 1st Workshop on Analysis and Recording of Cultural Heritage in Venice, which will take place on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and other locations...

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