Short news feature (2/4/2022) on the work of Factum Foundation to preserve cultural heritage in the face of war and destruction, featuring interviews with Nicolas Béliard, Head of Communications, and Carlos Bayod Lucini, Director of Projects at Factum Foundation.
'In the 21st century, we have the technological means to do so much: we urgently need to act now to record and preserve our cultural heritage for future generations.' - Adam Lowe, Founder of Factum Foundation
On 28th January 2021, Izzy Kent from Colnaghi Foundation interviewed Adam Lowe, director of Factum Arte and founder of Factum Foundation, on the role of new technologies and facsimiles for the conservation and dissemination of cultural heritage.
Ongoing projects for 2021, such as the Raphael Cartoons with the V&A, the exhibition display for the Spanish Gallery at Bishop Auckland and the Casa Natal de Velázquez in Seville, were featured during the conversation, which was livestreamed on Instagram.
'Factum Arte in Madrid uses 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.'
Many thanks to Paul Rhys and the team at Business Insider.
Based in Madrid, Factum Arte consists of a team of artists, technicians and conservators dedicated to digital mediation - both in the production of works for contemporary artists and in the production of facsimiles as part of a coherent approach to preservation and dissemination.
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. The piece went online on 4/12/2020.
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.
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. The piece was broadcast online on 10/01/2020.
Adam Lowe's interview during "L'originale e il suo doppio", broadcasted on Rai Storia on 25/09/2019 and part of the series about the art of copying and reproducing artworks, 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.
The 'Save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry' protest as lead story on BBC News on November 9th, 2019.
A piece by ITV News at Ten, broadcasted on 22 May 2019.
The exhibition 'Madame de Pompadour in the Frame', open to public from 23 May to 27 October 2019 at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, UK, features the facsimiles of two portraits of Madame de Pompadour by François Boucher. The exhibition allows visitors to examine the facsimiles alongside artefacts of the production process and to watch a video showing the various stages of making. Find out more.
This piece was broadcast on the international news and current affairs television network France 24 Latina in February 2019. The video, narrated in Spanish, presents Factum Foundation's role in the preservation of cultural heritage through the application of high resolution recording systems, such as the Lucida 3D scanner, and the creation of exact facsimiles. It also displays a demonstration of Factum's Veronica scanner in action; creating a 3D recording of a human bust.
This video profile, broadcasted in February 2019 on CBS News, 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.
Story produced by Reid Orvedahl.
"La idea realmente es algo como un taller del renacimiento, donde personas con facultades diferentes trabajan juntas para un objetivo común". Así empieza el artículo de Patek Philippe, en el cual Adam Lowe, actual director y fundador de Factum Arte y Factum Foundation, presenta su sociedad.
Para saber más sobre el funcionamiento de este lugar único, donde artistas y artesanos unen sus fuerzas y experimentan con nuevas tecnologías como niños en un patio de recreo, mira este video y lee el articulo correspondiente, publicado en el Magazine Patek Philippe.
Entrevistados por el programa Inside the Middle East, emitido por la cadena CNN, Adam Lowe y Aliaa Ismail reflexionan sobre la importancia del uso de tecnologías de no contacto en el Valle de los Reyes y la trascendencia del facsímil de Seti I, presentado en la exposición Scanning Seti: The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb.
El periódico El País, entrevistó a los comisarios de la muestra ´Scanning Seti: The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb,´ Adam Lowe y Andre Wiese. En este video, ambos especialistas explican cómo los facsimiles expuestos en esta muestra, pueden proteger y facilitar el acceso al orignal.
Video publicado por el periódico italiano Gazzetta di Modena explicando el proceso de investigación y recreación de una obra quemada de Monet.
El programa PBS Newshour presenta el trabajo de Factum Arte y de la Factum Foundation.
The Great Big Story visitó nuestro estudio en Madrid para descubrir el trabajo de Factum Arte y de la Fundación Factum.