News


SELECT id FROM tab_c1t09 WHERE tipo='ffno' AND activo_en='1'
total_registros:9
SELECT id,id_img,id_vid,titulo_en,subtitulo_en,contenido_en FROM tab_c1t09 WHERE tipo='ffno' AND activo_en='1' ORDER BY orden ASC LIMIT 0,18;
Recording Murillo in Seville
Recording Murillo in Seville

During February and March 2018, Factum Foundation has digitized two large-sized paintings by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo: The Miracle of the Fish and Bread and Moses Drawing Water from the Rock. The paintings were recorded at the Instituto Andaluz de Patrimonio Histórico (IAPH) in Seville using different non-contact technologies. The Lucida 3D Scanner, a system designed and developed by Manuel Franquelo and Factum Arte, was employed to scan the relief of the surface in high-resolution. Information about the colour of these canvases was captured with panoramic photography, a method of obtaining high-resolution colour by taking multiple images. The files obtained by the Foundation will be combined with the results from other analysis carried out by the IAPH to create a digital archive for the study, conservation and dissemination of these works.

This project was carried out in collaboration with the Hermandad de la Santa Claridad, the Caixa Foundation and IAPH. Both works are currently on view at the exhibition ¨Murillo cercano: Miradas cruzadas¨ at the Hospital de la Claridad in Seville. To learn more about Murillo's work in Seville click here.

Second trip to Nigeria
Second trip to Nigeria

Factum Foundation has just returned from eastern Nigeria, where the recent recording of a Cross River monolith fragment in the Metropolitan Museum NY was presented to a conference at the University of Calabar. Following the conference, a 3D printed model of the reunified monolith was presented to the paramount ruler of the Bakor people at a meeting of the clan elders in Akumabal. Read more about the project here

Recording The Ladies Waldegrave
Recording The Ladies Waldegrave

In January 2018, Factum Foundation and Strawberry Hill House renewed their effort to restitute Horace Walpole's art collection to its original location. Factum Foundation recorded Joshua Reynold's The Ladies Waldegrave (1780), which was commissioned by Horace Walpole, the great-uncle of Laura, Maria, and Horatia Waldegrave, the three sitters depicted in this work. The painting originally hung in Walpole's house in Strawberry Hill but it was sold 1842 and it entered the collection of the National Gallery of Scotland in 1952.

Reconstructing a monument by Antonio Canova
Reconstructing a monument by Antonio Canova

Pedro Miro and Otto Lowe recorded the plaster fragments of an equestrian statue of Ferdinand IV made by Antonio Canova in 1806. The fragments of the monument are conserved at the Museo Civico in Bassano del Grappa in Italy. All fragments were recorded using photogrammetry and a white light Breuckmann scanner. The information obtained from both systems will be processed using Reality Capture to produce a 3D model of the original monument.

Our collaboration with the Museo Civico began last October with the recording of Canova's sculpture The Three Graces and the digitization of various sketches and preparatory drawings. Learn more about the project here.

Digitising a collection of oriental manuscripts in Makhachkala, Dagestan
Digitising a collection of oriental manuscripts in Makhachkala, Dagestan

Factum Foundation's Photographic Manuscript Scanner was installed at the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography in May 2017. Since that time, operators at the IHAE have used this scanner to record over 109,000 manuscript pages with resolutions of 800 dpi at 1:1. This extraordinary project to record and conserve the IHAE's collection of oriental manuscripts is ongoing since late 2015 and has been developed in conjuntion with the Ziyavudin Magomedov Charitable Peri Foundation (Moscow, Makhachkala), the Juma al Majid Centre (Dubai) and the IHAE (Makhachkala).

Read more about the project on the Factum Foundation website.

Joining forces to combat the destruction of Antiquities
Joining forces to combat the destruction of Antiquities

As a member of the core research team, the Factum Foundation has participated in all the Reach roundtables. The Reproduction of Art and Cultural Heritage Project (ReACH) was a research group dedicated to drafting guidelines for recording cultural heritage. ReACH coincides with the 150th anniversary of Henry Cole’s 1867 Convention, which helped usher in a period where museums actively engaged in the creation of reproductions of objects from around the world. The document is inspiring in its clarity, practicality and openness to the creation and sharing of reproductions. Read it here.

Digitizing Antonio Canova's work

The Civic Museum of Bassano del Grappa has partnered with the Factum Foundation to digitize the work of Antonio Canova. The collaboration began with the digitization of Canova´s Three Graces using a combination of recording techniques including photogrammetry and a white light scanning. The Foundation will continue to digitize more than 2000 drawings donated by Giambattista Sartori, the brother of the sculptor. The aim of this project is to promote the study and access to drawings that under normal circumstances cannot be exhibited to the public because of conservation issues.

Factum Foundation has returned to Chad
Factum Foundation has returned to Chad

Ferdinand Saumarez Smith and Arthur Prior have returned from a three week expedition in the Tibesti region of Northern Chad, continuing Factum Foundation's collaboration with the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) to document prehistoric rock art sites in the region. For further details of Factum Foundation's work with TARA see: http://africanrockart.org/

Visit "Scanning Seti" in Basel
Visit "Scanning Seti" in Basel

Scanning Seti: The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb is exhibited at the Antikenmuseum Basel and will remain on view until May 6th, 2017. Scanning Seti is a presents the evolution of the tomb of Seti I since its discovery in 1817 by Giovanni Battista Belzoni to the present day. The exhibition features a full recreation of the Hall of Beauties as it looked in 1817 based on Giovanni Battista Belzoni´s famous watercolours. The public can also walk through a 1:1 facsimiles of rooms I and J. These replicas incorporate the facsimiles of fragments removed from the original tomb in the XIX century and now preserved at the Louvre, the British Museum, the Archeological Museum in Florence, and the Pergamon Museum.

Discover the exhibition Scanning Seti: The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb. or click here to learn how these facsimiles were made.

© Copyright 2018 Factum Foundation | Terms & Conditions