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February 22, 2024

Facsimile of the Codex Emilianense 60 revealed to the public

On February 22, 2023, the President of the Government of La Rioja (Spain) and President of the San Millán de la Cogolla Foundation, Gonzalo Capellán, presented in Madrid the “Critical-Philological...
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February 15, 2024

New collaboration: Art and Antiquities Blockchain Consortium

Another means of ensuring that both digital and physical cultural material remains accessible and traceable is blockchain technology. Factum Foundation is collaborating with the Art and Antiquities Blockchain Consortium, run by...
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February 14, 2024

John Martin and the Stukeley Papers

To people who have never visited the North East of England, John Martin’s apocalyptic scenes might appear to be wild fantasies conjured up from his imagination, but in fact the...
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March 19, 2024

Two facsimiles of sculptures by Diego de Pesquera donated to the Convent of Madre de Dios in Seville

Created in 1575 by Diego de Pesquera (1530-1587), the two praying sculptures depict Doña Juana de Zúñiga and Catalina Cortés, respectively spouse and daughter of Hernán Cortés. They are located...
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February 16, 2024

The Sacred Cave of Kamukuwaká is returning home

Providing access to both a cultural and natural heritage is a key feature of Factum’s collaboration with People’s Palace Projects to return a restored facsimile of the sacred cave of...
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December 23, 2023

Recording Christoffel Jegher’s woodblocks at the Museum Plantin-Moretus

Factum Foundation is currently collaborating with the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp to record the series of woodblocks cut by the Flemish artist Christoffel Jegher to illustrate the treatise Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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February 6, 2024

Recreation of the Colossus of Constantine installed in Rome

Factum Foundation’s 12m-tall recreation of the Colossus of Constantine, previously on display at Fondazione Prada, is now installed inside the garden of Villa Caffarelli, in Rome. This project is the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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