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Firing the Arabic Kiln in Úbeda: reviving and recording traditional craft skills

Our project with a family of ceramicists from southern Spain is about to reach its culmination, with the firing of a series of traditional, functional and artistic objects in Úbeda,...
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A positive approach to sharing: the Njemitop Monolith at the Chrysler Museum

On the 23rd June 2023, two monoliths were brought to the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC. One was carved in basalt between the 15th and 17th centuries in Cross River...
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Medardo Rosso’s Concierge

On June 9th 2023 Factum Foundation was invited to participate in the Study Day about Medardo Rosso’s sculpture La Portinaia (Concierge). The event was organised by Fondazione Cassa del Risparmio...
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SCREAMING DUENDE

SCREAMING DUENDE at the AALTOSIILO was an event staged by Factum Foundation and Oulu 2026 Capital of Culture on June 3rd, 2023. It was a central part of the AALTOSIILO...
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Facsimiles for Aynhoe Park

RH England and Sir John Soane’s Museum (in collaboration with Charles Marsden Smedley) commissioned Factum Foundation to make a series of facsimiles that are part of the restoration and refurbishment...
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Facsimile of Bernini’s Salvator Mundi on display in Rome

The Salvator Mundi, Giovan Lorenzo Bernini’s last sculpture and part of the Fondo Edifici di Culto (FEC) of the Italian Ministry of Domestic Affairs, has been on display since April...
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The London Bell Foundry: new artist bells in production

A bell commissioned by artist Inés Civile has been approved for installation later this year at the Atchugarry Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA) in Uruguay, and is currently in the...
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Digital restoration of a lost Banksy

In September 2022, Dover District Council acquired land in and around Bench Street for the purpose of regenerating a derelict part of Dover town centre. The Council had submitted a...
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Recording the two Pedro Abad ephebos sculptures

Factum Foundation and IAPH have entered a framework collaboration initiative to help preserve cultural heritage under the care of the Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage. The two Roman bronze ephebos...
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Capture and Display: ultra-high resolution capture requires ultra-high resolution display

Irene Gaumé, 3D sculptor at Factum Foundation, has led research on how to translate high-resolution relief maps aligned with panoramic composite colour photography to be viewed in real-time 3D rendering....
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Falconry manuscript discovered in the University of Lund

As part of its mission to study and popularise the history of falconry, the Middle East Falconry Archive assembles digital copies of Arabic manuscripts which preserve handbooks written centuries ago....
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Designing access to knowledge: Massive Change Network visits ARCHiOx

ARCHiVe, based on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, and ARCHiOx at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, are both going into their next phase thanks to the generous...
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Facsimile of Titian’s portrait of Federico Gonzaga, Ist Duke of Mantua on display at Palazzo Te

As part of the ongoing collaboration between Factum Foundation and Fondazione Palazzo Te, two paintings were recorded in high-resolution to make facsimiles for two major exhibitions in 2023. The first...
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Facsimiles of two Raphael Cartoons on display in Vicenza

The facsimiles of St Paul Preaching at Athens and The Sacrifice at Lystra were on display until July 9th 2023 inside the exhibition ‘Raffaello. Nato architetto’, curated by Guido Beltramini,...
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Facsimile of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s San Sebastian on display in Rome

For the exhibition ‘L’immagine sovrana. Urbano VIII e i Barberini’, Factum Foundation has produced a 1:1 facsimile of the San Sebastian (1615) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, to be part of...
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