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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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Recording Vittorio Cini’s collection: an ARCHiVe project

Thanks to the collaboration between the Fondazione Giorgio Cini’s Istituto di Storia dell’Arte and Factum Foundation, a selection of paintings in the Galleria di Palazzo Cini in San Vio, which...
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Recording an altarpiece in the Castle of Gabiano

In March 2023 a team from Factum Foundation recorded the St Pieter altarpiece by Nicolò da Voltri in the C15th and originally painted for the monastery church of San Pietro...
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Recording the Comares façade in the Alhambra

Factum Foundation with Ana García Bueno and a group of researchers from the Department of Painting at the Universidad de Granada are working together on a research initiative that forms...
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The Djehuty Project opens to the public

In 2018, an archaeological mission led by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at Dra Abu el-Naga, Luxor, unearthed an early Twelfth Dynasty funerary garden in a remarkable state of...
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PhD dissertation on surface relief

Carlos Bayod Lucini, Project Director at Factum Foundation, was awarded a cum laude distinction for his PhD thesis by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The dissertation, titled ‘El relieve de...
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ARCHiOx: Seeing the Unseen

On December 5th ARCHiOx held a public event at the Bodleian Libraries to celebrate what happens when high-resolution 3D recording technologies are focused on the material culture of books. The...
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Benin Bronzes Digital Documentation Training Programme

Over the past weeks a team from Factum Foundation has been conducting a training programme in digital heritage documentation, focusing on photogrammetry, for participants from EMOWAA (Edo Museum of West...
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Re-creating the Colossus of Constantine

Factum Foundation has been working with the Musei Capitolini and Fondazione Prada on the ambitious recreation of the 13m-tall Colossus of Constantine for the exhibition ‘Recycling Beauty’ (until February 27,...
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