Authentication in Art 2020

In 2020 there will be another Authentication in Art congress.

Now open: Call for Papers

Authentication in Art invites submissions of proposals of 500–700 words (up to 3000 characters) for oral presentations, to be given at the AiA conference 16-17 September, 2020, read more. 

Initial preparations for the AiA 2020 Congress:

  • Developing Guidelines on Scientific Protocols. The AiA Workgroup on Scientific Protocol will be developing best practices and standardized protocols for authentication research based on the ‘Universal Rules Authentication Process
  • Developing new Guidelines on Education. The AiA Workgroup on Education will build upon the AiA 2016 Guidelines on Education and develope a template course for art education focusing on interdisciplinarity and authenticity
  • Developing Guidelines on Art & Finance. The AiA Workgroup on Art & Finance will develop Guidelines dealing with the problems caused by inefficient information distribution in the art market
  • Establishing international accreditation for laboratories involved with the technical examination of artworks. AiA is looking into developing or amending international standards that can serve as an objective basis for the accreditation of these laboratories.

List of Current Authentication in Art activities:

  • Translating The Technical Art History: A Handbook of Scientific Techniques for the examination of Works of Art into Korean together with Korean Arts Management Service (KAMS), a subsidiary of the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism. 

  • Being part of the research group of the History and Science in Leonardo’s Legacy project by the University of Bologna. Comparing the historical and artistic evidence with the scientific data, examining both masterpieces belonging to the narrow entourage of the artist, and artworks of very high quality relating to the followers of various nationalities and the second generation of heirs of the Master.