How can the making of copies using cutting-edge techniques stimulate thinking about art objects and their meanings, and inform conservation practices?

Adam Lowe is founder of the Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation and the director of Factum Arte, a Madrid-based workshop which builds connections between new technologies and craftsmanship, resulting in both innovative contemporary artworks and thought-provoking facsimiles of historical objects.

His innovations include facsimiles of Veronese’s ‘Wedding at Cana’ and Caravaggio’s ‘St Matthew’, the re-creation of the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the facsimile of the map created in 1154 by Al Idrisi for King Roger of Sicily and now the Hereford Mappa Mundi and its backboard of c.1300. Those attending will be the first to see a stunning new Mappa Mundi facsimile and to learn how it was made.

This event is part of the Life & Learning programme and will take place in the Reading Room. Tickets cost £8 (Free for Cathedral Volunteers) – booking is essential via the Cathedral Library on 01432 374 225/6 or by emailing [email protected]