About the Authors
Ali Ibrahim Moghawi is a writer, broadcaster and researcher of the culture and history of the Asir region of Saudi Arabia. Ali is author of books on the traditions, geography and heritage of the region, and is prominent figure in the cultural life of Asir, especially in the historic village of Rijal Alma’a.
Jameelah Mater is an artist who started her career in Al-Muftaha arts village in Abha, Saudi Arabia, and works in the traditional art of Al-Qatt Al-Asiri.
Adam Lowe is the director of Factum Arte and the founder of Factum Foundation.
George Richards is Head of Heritage Programmes at Art Jameel where he is responsible for initiatives in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and beyond, in the fields traditional craft, architectural preservation, and the digital recording of heritage. George is a specialist assessor for the British government Cultural Protection Fund, a trustee of the Prince Foundation, and fellow of the society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
About the Publishers
Art Jameel is an organisation that supports artists and creative communities. Current initiatives include running heritage institutes and restoration programmes, plus a broad range of arts and educational initiatives for all ages. The organisation’s programmes foster the role of the arts in building open, connected communities; at a time of flux and dramatic societal shifts, this role is understood as more crucial than ever.
The Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation is a not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2009 in Madrid. It works alongside its sister company, Factum Arte: a multi-disciplinary workshop in Madrid dedicated to digital mediation in contemporary art and the production of facsimiles. The Foundation was established to demonstrate the importance of documenting, monitoring, studying, recreating, and disseminating the world’s cultural heritage through the rigorous development of high-resolution recording and re-materialisation techniques.