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Understanding Seti´s Sarcophagus
Understanding Seti´s Sarcophagus

On Monday, November 27th, Joanna Tinworth, Curator at the Sir John Soane's Museum, and Adam Lowe, will explain the importance of recording the sarcophagus of Seti I and the role this data in preparing the exhibition Egypt Uncovered: Belzoni and the Tomb of Pharaoh Seti I currently on view at the Soane Museum in London.

As part of the events marking the bicentennial of the discovery Seti's tomb by Giovanni Battista Belzoni, they will discuss Soane's engagement with this important object and its continued appeal to visitors and researchers alike. The Foundation has also produced a facsimile of the sarcophagus for the exhibition Scanning Seti - the regeneration of a pharaonic tomb at the Antikenmuseum Basel. Adam Lowe will discuss the technologies and processes used to create this replica and how this facsimile can help visitors understand the sarcophagus in a different way.

Book your tickets for the talk at Daniel Katz Gallery (6.30pm).


´Scanning Seti´ is now open to the public!
´Scanning Seti´ is now open to the public!

The exhibition 'Scanning Seti: The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb' opened last week at the Antikenmuseum Basel and will remain on view until May 6th, 2017. Scanning Seti is a visual journey showing 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.

Click here to read a full report on work carried-out in 2016 in Egypt.


A Masterpiece of the Ferrarese school Reunited
A Masterpiece of the Ferrarese school Reunited

On October 1st, 2017, the facsimiles of all known panels of the Griffoni Polyptych were installed in the St. Vincent Ferrer Chapel in the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna, their original location. The altarpiece returned to San Petronio after a 200-year absence in time for Pope Francis visit to the Basilica. The panels were removed from the Chapel in the C18th and were sold as separate paintings. The original panels of this altarpiece are now preserved in various collections including the National Gallery, Pinacoteca di Brera, the Palazzo Cini, the Vatican Museum and the National Gallery of Art.


´Soane's Ark: Building with Symbols´
´Soane's Ark: Building with Symbols´

Factum Foundation is proud to announce a new exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum, London, on Soane's relationship with Freemasonry. The exhibition Soane's Ark: Building with Symbols´ opened last October and will remain on view until January 21st 2018. The centrepiece is a reconstruction of Soane's 'Ark of the Masonic Covenant', a piece of ritual furniture built in 1813 but lost in a fire in 1883. The exhibition will also include a selection of Masonic artworks, books and objects from Soane's collection aimed at reconstructing the network of meaning in which the Ark existed.

The reconstruction of the Ark is being carried out by Master Woodcarvers Houghtons of York and is generously supported by the United Grand Lodge of England to mark the tercentenary of the establishment of Freemasonry in London in 1717. An accompanying catalogue has been published by Factum Foundation.


Recovering Lost Heritage
Recovering Lost Heritage

The exhibition ´Nineveh: Heart of an Ancient Empire´ at the National Museum of Antiquities of Leiden (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) shows two Lamassu re-materialized at Factum Arte. The original were recorded in 2014 at the British Museum. After the exhibition, the Lamassu will be donated to the Ashurbanipal Library Project at the University of Mosul, a gift from the British Museum, the Rijksmuseum and Factum Foundation to replace the plaster casts that were donated in 2014 and destroyed or sold by IS.


The Facsimie of Idirmi
The Facsimie of Idirmi

On September 27th, at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Making Light will launch an initiative to combat stereotypes of Syrian refugees. Factum Foundation supported their efforts by recording the statue of Idrimi at the British Museum and creating a 1:1 replica (see the 3D model). Idrimi, the King of Alalakh, was forced to flee Aleppo about 3,500 years ago. The statue of Idrimi will take the road once again this autumn as the embodiment of the resilience and determination of all Syrian refugees.

Click on the link to read a review of the project published by Current Archeology.


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