PRESS VIDEOS

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February, 2024

‘El Coloso’ reconstruido en 3D con tecnologia de una empresa madrileña

In this segment for Spanish National Television, Adam Lowe explains the main steps in the process of recreating the Colossus of Constantine. Following its display in the exhibition ‘Recycling Beauty’ at the Fondazione Prada, Factum Foundation’s reconstruction of the Colossus was installed in the heart of Rome, near the Capitoline Museum.

February, 2023

Gough Map: How new technology uncovered secrets of rare Bodleian artefact

The Gough Map, thought to be Britain’s oldest, has been revealed in unprecedented detail thanks to cutting-edge 3D technology more commonly used in computer games and CGI. The ARCHiOx project in partnership with the Factum Foundation uses a prototype photographic system to examine some of Britain’s oldest artefacts held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK. The new scanning techniques not only give researchers new ways to study rare objects like the Gough Map, but new preservation tools for archivists to keep priceless artefacts safe for future generations.

December, 2022

Cent ans après la découverte du tombeau de Toutankhamon, une copie quasi parfaite a été réalisée à Madrid

This interview with Adam Lowe aired on December 16th 2022 on the Swiss channel RTS, for the programme 19:30, and features Adam Lowe talking about Factum Arte and Factum Foundation’s work.

April, 2022

Los guardianes del arte

This short news feature by Telediario on the work of Factum Foundation went live in April 2022, featuring interviews with Nicolas Béliard, Head of Communications, and Carlos Bayod Lucini, Director of Projects at Factum Foundation.

December, 2020

Factum: así es el taller en que se fabrican las piezas de las obras de arte contemporáneo

[Spanish] In this video by El País Babelia, Adam Lowe, director of Factum Arte and founder of Factum Foundation, explains the ways in which non-contact methodologies are having a growing impact on the world of conservation and are defining the role facsimiles play in the protection of our cultural heritage.

 

December, 2020

Inside the Workshop Making World Class ‘Fakes’

Paul Rhys and the team at Business Insider visit the Factum Arte workshops in Madrid, watching how they use “the latest 3D scanning and printing technology to create copies of some of the world’s most famous masterpieces — saving them from the ravages of time and even helping to bring back missing works from the dead.”

January, 2020

Artefact detectives’ in Iraq aim to end the theft of their history

Rosie-Lyse Thompson from Euronews talks about the recovery and protection of Iraq’s lost artifacts, interviewing Elizabeth Mitchell from Factum Foundation about the two lamassu facsimiles donated to the University of Mosul in November 2019.

November, 2019

BBC News reports on the campaign to save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry

The Save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry protest, with comments by the East End Preservation Society and the Tower Hamlets Council, was featured as the lead story on BBC News on November 9th, 2019.

September, 2019

RAI Storia: L’Originale e il suo doppio

[Italian] Adam Lowe’s interview during the episode L’originale e il suo doppio, broadcast on Rai Storia on September 25th 2019 and part of the series Italia: Viaggio nella Bellezza. The episode was focused on the art of copying and reproducing artworks and was produced by Rai Cultura in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Arts and Culture (Mibac). During the episode (starting at 19:15), Factum’s works on Canova, Veronese and Caravaggio are analysed and discussed by various Italian experts in the art history field. Please note that you have to register (free) to RAI Play to watch the episode.

July, 2019

A Story of how Santander is changing the way banks and companies work | Santander Bank & Factum Arte

Banco Santander, through their “Fondo Smart”, have been working with Factum since 2018. In this video, Ana Botín, Executive Chairman of Santander Group, talks to Factum Arte’s director and Factum Foundation’s founder Adam Lowe about vision, giving form to ideas, sharing and inventing a new kind of sustainable business model.

May, 2019

ITV News at 10 visits: ‘Madame de Pompadour in the Frame’

The exhibition ‘Madame de Pompadour in the Frame’, open to public from 23 May to 27 October 2019 at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, UK, featured the facsimiles of two portraits of Madame de Pompadour by François Boucher. The exhibition allowed visitors to examine the facsimiles alongside artefacts of the production process and to watch a video showing the various stages of making. ITV News interviews curator Adam Lowe and exhibition designer Charlotte Skene Catling.

February, 2019

Where modern technology meets ancient art

This video profile by CBS News, produced by Reid Orvedahl, explores the workshop and technical processes behind Factum Arte by featuring the rematerialisation of the tomb of Seti I alongside an interview with director Adam Lowe.

June, 2018

Patek Philippe Magazine: Factum Arte

“The idea really is something like the old renaissance workshops where people with many different skills, work to pursue a common goal” (Adam Lowe). Patek Philippe Magazine explored Factum Arte, a unique place where artists, technicians and artisans join their passions and experiment with cutting-edge technologies, like art students in a playground. You can also read Matthew Sturgis’ interview with Adam Lowe at the link below.

April, 2018

Inside the Middle East interviews: Adam Lowe and Aliaa Ismail

Inside the Middle East, a programme broadcast by CNN, interviewed Adam Lowe and Aliaa Ismail about the importance of using non-contact technologies to record in the Valley of the Kings and the significance of the facsimiles of the tomb of Seti I presented as part of the exhibition ‘Scanning Seti: The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb’ at the Antikenmuseum in Basel.

November, 2017

El País visits: ‘Scanning Seti: The regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb’

Spanish newspaper El País visited the exhibition ‘Scanning Seti: the Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb’ at the Antikenmuseum Basel. In this interview, curators Adam Lowe and André Wiese explain how facsimiles and technology can both increase access to the original tomb and at the same time protect it from further danger.

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