News Archive

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Turning the AaltoSiilo into an urban-sized musical instrument

On September 24th 2022, ‘FAREWELL TO THE HOPPERS’ was the first event of AaltoSiilo project produced by Factum Foundation as part of Oulu2026 culture programme. The main show was offered...

Workshop: Fare Arte. Conservazione Digitale

‘Recording Giulio Romano: Shape and Surface’ is the first workshop organised by Factum Foundation and ARCHiVe in collaboration with Fondazione Palazzo Te within the Scuola di Palazzo Te initiative. From...

Covid Bell on show at the Worshipful Company of Founders

After the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Grayson Perry’s Covid Bell was on show at the Founder’s Hall of the Worshipful Company of Founders, during their annual Open House...

Bakor Monoliths exhibition and facsimiles in Lagos

Factum Foundation has collaborated with the Trust for African Rock Art and the National Commission for Museums and Monuments Nigeria on the exhibition ‘The Ancient Rock Art of Nigeria’ at...

Facsimile of Paul Preaching at Athens (Acts 17: 16-34)

Following the surface, colour and infrared recording of the seven Raphael Cartoons at the V&A in 2019, Factum Foundation and Factum Arte worked on the making of the facsimile of...

Workshop with Universidad de Zaragoza

Factum Foundation is carrying out a new digitisation and training initiative focussed on the unique series of Romanesque wall paintings removed from the Church of San Juan de Ruesta (Huesca)...

ARCHiOX

ARCHiOx (Analysing and Recording Cultural Heritage in Oxford) is an exciting new project partnership between the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford and the Factum Foundation, generously funded by The Helen...

Recording the Mausoleum of Ikhwat Yusuf with ARCE

The Mausoleum of Ikhwat Yusuf is a Fatimid monument with later Ottoman additions located in Cairo’s Southern Cemetery at the foot of the Mokattam outcrop. The mausoleum is one of...

Recording 15th-century tapestries at the Giorgio Cini Collection

ARCHiVe has completed the first high-resolution digital recording of one of the great tapestries owned by the Giorgio Cini collection: The Entry into Palestine of the Army of Vespasian. Dated...

Recording the Dabous Giraffe

In February 2022, Factum Foundation accompanied the Trust for African Rock Art on a project to record the Dabous Giraffe, located in the Aïr mountains in the north-east of Niger....

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