In this Apollo podcast, Thomas Marks talks to Adam Lowe, the founder of Factum Arte and the Factum Foundation, about the central role now played by digital recording and reproduction in the conservation of world heritage, as well as in art-historical interpretation and the creation of contemporary art. The discussion ranges from the ‘Michelangelo and Sebastiano’ exhibition at the National Gallery in London, for which the Factum Foundation has produced a facsimile of the Borgherini Chapel in Rome, to projects in Egypt, Daghestan and Chad – as well as Factum’s ‘playground for artists’ at its headquarters in Madrid.
In 2014, the Factum Foundation was awarded the inaugural Apollo Award for Digital Innovation. Scroll down for images of some of the projects discussed in the podcast.
This podcast was recorded on 30 March 2017.
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