We are living in very exciting times - Nicholas Reeves recenty published his painstakingly detailed observations based on the 3D data recorded by Factum Arte in the Tomb of Tutankhamun in 2009...
This will be the last update of the news until September.Factum will be working with a very reduced workforce for the last 2 weeks in August. That doesn’t mean there is nothing going on - quite the reverse! More to follow!
Image: Photo taken during 3D recording of the ornate bell tower of the Panormitis Monastery in the Greek Island of Symi
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The new space housing the training centre, the new photographic and photogrammetry studios, the acid room and aquating area, a new gelatine and gesso coating area, additional workshop/studio space and the new store area is almost finished. Click here for more news.
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
COVER an international magazine published four times per year, focusing on the best in carpets and textiles designed and manufactured today. It is produced by the team behind HALI (the principal magazine for textile and carpet collectors). Rachel Meek recounts her visit at Factum Arte in the article "Matter of Craft" in the last issue of COVER Magazine. Click here for more news
Adam Lowe will take part at the symposium "A Constructed World" which will take place from the 1st till the 3rd October at the Yale School of Architecture. He will present the project Terra Forming: Engineering the Sublime.
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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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