For the love of the object

Using Digital Fabrication beyond Factory of Fakes

6th May, 2024 / 12.45 - 2 pm
Stadscampus Mutsaard, sK1.6, Aula Dieperik

On the occasion of the PhD defence of Lien Acke, the Faculty of Design Sciences is honoured to host two lectures by distinguished researchers that work on the field of 3D reconstruction, digital modelling & fabrication, and beyond. A definite must for those with an interest in cultural heritage, sustainable product development, and material history.

  • Digital preservation and facsimiles: the copy as an inquiry of truth
    Dr. Carlos Bayod Lucini, project director, Factum Foundation, Spain
  • 3D conservation in Metal: digitally modeling and repairing Rodin’s thinker and other precious artefacts
    Dr. Tonny Beentjes, coordinator metal conservation programme, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

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About Carlos Bayod Lucini

Carlos Bayod Lucini holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a MS in Architecture from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. As Project Director at the Factum Foundation, his work is dedicated to the development and application of digital technology to the conservation, study and dissemination of Cultural Heritage. Bayod has carried out multiple projects in collaboration with the main museums, collections and archaeological sites in the world, and has published articles on digital preservation and museology. With the Lucida 3D Scanner, he has digitized 300+ artworks, contributing to revealing the importance of the relief of paintings for understanding their historic trajectory. Bayod has taught at the MS in Historic Preservation at Columbia University (New York) among other institutions and is a frequent speaker for centers such as Museo del Prado (Madrid), Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA) or Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venice).

About Tonny Beentjes 

Tonny Beentjes is coordinator of the metal conservation programme and researcher at the University of Amsterdam. Initially trained as a goldsmith, followed by a training in metal conservation in Antwerp, he went to the UK to head for ten years the metal conservation programme at West Dean College. Apart from teaching, he researches historical metal working technology and conducted his PhD research into the casting techniques of Rodin bronzes and the development of casting sculpture using sand moulds. The topics of his publications range from early plating and casting techniques to the application of 3D technology in conservation. He has been a Samuel Kress fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and a Museum scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. www.uva.nl

C foto: Factum Arte