Factum Arte is happy to report that world-renowned archaeologist and former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass posted this message on his Facebook page: Tutankhamun and the Valley of the Kings are in the news again. Whatever is or isn't discovered, this story is about the use of technology to preserve and discover more about the past. Find out about the amazing technology used by Factum Arte to scan the tomb! Click here for more news
Monday 28 Sep 2015 - Antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty announced on Monday that the first examinations carried out by himself and British archeologist Nicholas Reeves in Luxor on Tutankhamun's tomb have revealed that the tomb's northern and western walls both hide chambers. Read Ahram Online article here.
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Adam Lowe's article in the Apollo Magazine on the promise and limitations of 3D recording at threatened world heritage sites.
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University College London Hospitals arts and heritage are hosting the exhibition "Silvering the Cerebrum" between 30th September and 18th November 2015 at the UCLH Street Gallery, Euston Road in London. A new exhibition of art works by Dillwyn Smith which gives a unique insight into brain donation and techniques used in post mortem diagnostics and research.
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Rachid Koraichi in the workshop looking at one of the new oxidised Corten caligraphic sculptures that will be shown next month in Galerie El Marsa, Dubai.
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Over recent years 3D scanning has become part of a coherent and non-contact approach to the documentation of cultural heritage and its long term preservation. Read here a guide on the main techniques and scanners used at Factum Arte and the reasons they are used in the way they are. Click here for more news
Following the partial ‘unearthing’ of the Cochno Stone both Historic Scotlandand West Dunbartonshire Council have given Factum Foundation permission to start searching for money to fund the complete uncovering, 3D scanning, safe reburial and production of a replica of the Cochno Stone, thought to be the finest example of Neolithic cup-and-ring markings in the world.
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Ana Schoebel from Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España and Isabel Fernandez who was until recently Head of conservation at the Real Fábrica de Tapices recently visited Factum Arte to look at the work that is being done on a verdure tapestry from the C18th in the Museo Cerralbo. Click here for more news.
Factum Arte and Factum Foundation’s long term commitment to Egypt continues! We received news that the Permanent Committee has granted the University of Basel a renewal of the permission to fully document the tomb of Seti I in colour and 3D and has granted permission for the restoration of Hassan Fathy’s great building Stoppelaere's House. Click here for more news
For many years Factum Foundation and Factum Arte have been visiting the Hermitage of San Baudelio (Soria). We have digitally recorded large parts of its surface and carried out virtual restorations. With Heather Ecker an exhibition is starting to develop. Click here for more news.
FACTUM ARTE PROJECTS
Increasingly, artists and institutions require a new type of mediator to turn their ideas into physical realities. Based in Madrid and Bologna, Factum Arte is dedicated to digital mediation, transformation and the production of works that redefine the relationship between two and three dimensions.
Factum Arte consists of a team of artists, conservators and technicians devoted to masterminding projects and solving problems, activities which have resulted in original solutions to highly specific challenges. The development and application of new technologies are accompanied by the highest levels of craftsmanship at every stage of the process. Factum Arte always works to the standards required by both the commercial and museum communities in which issues of conservation and archival permanence are of paramount importance.
The work carried out by Factum Arte is inherently original and diverse. It ranges from major conservation facsimiles to archival print editions, from the very big to the very small; in fact we will get involved with anything involving a sensitivity to (and practical understanding of) the transformation, mediation and manipulation of information.
One of the key elements of the exhibition Le Arti di Piranesi: architetto, incisore, antiquario, vedutista, designer (The Art of Piranesi: architect, engraver, antiquarian, vedutista, designer) is a 12 minute animation of Piranesi's Carceri series made by Gregoire Dupond at Factum Arte specifically for the exhibition. This series of 16 visionary images, originally etched by Piranesi when in his late 20's, shows the workings of his imagination, merging his architectural ambitions with his obsessive interest in antiquity. Watching Gregoire Dupond's animation is literally like entering Piranesi's mind. A CD containing both high resolution reproductions of the prints and the complete video is available in our Shop.
A selection of high resolution browsers allows viewing important historical works in amazing detail through an easy to use interface.
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