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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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New publication: The Bakor Monoliths: Preserving Ancestral Stones in South-Eastern Nigeria

Factum Foundation has published a new book titled The Bakor Monoliths: Preserving Ancestral Stones in South-Eastern Nigeria, which explores the cultural significance and preservation challenges of the Bakor monoliths in...
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La forza delle cose

Factum Foundation and Factum Arte worked with Fondazione Palazzo Te on recreating five designs by Giulio Romano as physical objects for the exhibition ‘Giulio Romano. La forza delle cose’ at...
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ARCHiVe: an update

ARCHiVe held its six-monthly meeting on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore with its core funder Lady Helen Hamlyn and two members of her advisory board, Sarah Thomas and Lady...
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New training program: Nigeria

In November, Factum Foundation will be travelling to Lagos and Benin City in Nigeria to train a Nigerian team from the new Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) and...
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Reinstating the Booker Prize trophy

Factum Foundation worked with Gaby Wood at the Booker Prize Foundation to reinstate, for the first time in decades, the original Booker Prize Trophy in memory of its creator, the...
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Recording Rubens and Tintoretto in Genoa

Factum Foundation is starting a new collaboration in Genoa with Fondazione Friends of Genova to help the preservation and dissemination of the city’s unique cultural heritage. Last week, Carlos Bayod...
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FIVE YEARS ON: The Whitechapel Bell Foundry is up for sale

The 500-year-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Britain’s oldest manufacturing company where the Liberty Bell and Big Ben bell were cast, is up for sale. As announced on Spitalfields Life on October...
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