The employees at Factum Arte are world-class art forgers. But this Madrid-based company is no criminal enterprise. Each piece they create is intended to preserve and protect our cultural heritage.
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The company has even developed advanced technologies to scan, document and recreate a vast array of objects. From priceless Renaissance paintings to a life-size replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb, founder Adam Lowe says that creating these facsimiles is one of the best ways to protect the originals.
The new kind of high-fidelity 3D reproduction being pioneered by Factum Arte is going to abolish the difference between past and present and make distance no obstacle to seeing any masterpiece.
We are entering an age when museums can – this is no hyperbole – have their own perfect replicas of the Sistine Chapel, Titian’s Assumption in the Frari church from Venice, or Mantegna’s Camera degli Sposi from Mantua.