Exhibitions in production
2017 and beyond

San Baudelio de Berlanga. An Architectural Jewel Remade.
Proposed for 2017

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, carried out virtual restorations and experimented in techniques to re-make the paintings removed in the 1920’s, studied the Mozarab culture and searched archives for historical pictures. With Heather Ecker an exhibition is starting to develop which has been proposed to a major museum. It will be an innovative exhibition built around a physical reconstruction of the Hermitage of San Baudelio.
Read here the full exhibition dossier

 

Polittico Griffoni. Digital technology applied to the re-unification of a scattered altarpiece.
Proposed for 2017

The Polittico Griffoni altarpiece was originally located in the Saint Vincent’s chapel in the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna. There are 16 panels of this important masterpiece by Francesco del Cossa and Ercole de’Roberti that are now scattered in some of the most important museums around the world. We have now recorded 11 out of 16 panels in the following museums and institutions: The National Gallery (London), Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan), Pinacoteca Vaticana, Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venice), Pinacoteca Nazionale (Ferrara), Museo di Villa Cagnola (Gazzada) and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam). We would still have to record the 2 panels that are in the Musée du Louvre and the 3 panels in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. 
The goal is twofold: on one hand to create an important digital archive to assist in the study, conservation and understanding of this work of art. On the other, to demonstrate the exceptional quality of the recording by creating one physical facsimile of each of the panels. The facsimile will be used in a research project to understand the altarpiece and to reinstall it in its original location in the newly restored chapel of St Vincent in Bologna. We have asked each museum for permission to be part of a vitrual reconstruction of the altarpiece that will be provided to each of the museums to contextualize the work(s) they own. It will show the whole altarpiece in a totally new way and it will reveal the biography and conservation history of every panel. We will also supply each collection with a virtual ‘browser’ layering the colour and the 3D data in perfect registration. The copyright of the data for current and all future applications will be given to each museum.

 

Polyhedral Monuments. New Perspectives on Wenzel Jamnitzer
Proposed for 2017

Polyhedral Monuments. New Perspectives on Wenzel Jamnitzer. An exhibiton of 3 dimensional realisations of the extraordinary geometrical solids in Jamnitzer's great work from 1568. This Anachronic exhibition will be a celebration of 3D modelling and 3D printing and will feature both Jamnitzer's original etchings and 3D models.
Read here the full exhibition dossier

 

San Petronio Compared. The Reproduction of sculpture past & present. 
Proposed for 2017

Factum Arte and the Basilica of San Petronio propose an innovative exhibition to highlight the role of digital technology in our understanding of art & conservation. This exhibition explores the relationship between 19th and 21st century techniques for the recording and reproduction of sculpture through the display of a 1:1 size 3D print of Factum Arte’s digitally scanned data from the Porta Magna of the Basilica of San Petronio, Bologna, alongside Oronzio Lelli’s 1886 plaster cast of the same subject held in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The exhibition will consider the use and perception of copies and copying techniques in each respective era to ask what role digital technology can play in the conservation, preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage today.

 

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