„Among the most important conferences in the Art Industry.”
Lawrence M. Shindell – (Former) Chairman of ARIS Title Insurance Corporation
The 2018 Authentication in Art Congress Speakers are
Kees Jansen – is a Dutchman who finds parallels between his interests in the paintings of the Dutch golden age and the Bugattis of the modern age. As owner of three Bugattis and author of six books about Bugatti, his new book, the North American Register, will appear in 2018.
Jansen is the initiator of the Bugatti Identification Group ( BIG), an international group of experts who aim to identify and distinguish real Bugattis from replica Bugattis. He is also a member of the Technical Commission of the FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) with special expertise Bugatti and writes provenance reports for auction houses and individuals. He created an relational database that contains over 3200 Bugattis of which there are over 1000 replica’s. However, one does not always make friends in doing so. He has received several threats and was sued repeatedly by the owner of a replica who claimed his car was genuine. With the help of expert friends and a good lawyer Jansen’s expertise won him both court cases
Prof Dr Maurizio Seracini – is a pioneer in the use of multispectral imaging and analytical technologies applied to works of art and monumental buildings. He joined UC San Diego in 2006, more than thirty years after graduating from UCSD with a B.S. in bioengineering in 1973 and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padua in 1976. From 1975-77, he participated in the Leonardo Project in search of the long-lost fresco The Battle of Anghiari, a project sponsored by the Armand Hammer Foundation, the Kress Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution. In 1977, Seracini established Editech (Electronics, Diagnostics and Technology), a Florence-based company that was the first private center in Europe to apply engineering sciences to the study of the world’s art and architectural cultural heritage. Since 1980, Seracini has lectured at institutions in Italy and abroad, including England, Spain, Argentina, Greece, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United States. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Ca’ Foscari (Venice), an adjunct research professor at the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Calabria (Cosenza), and at the University of Florence in its School of Engineering, School of Architecture, and School of Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences. He has also lectured at the University of Pisa, Milan, and Padua. From 2014 to 2016 he was a visiting professor at the School of Engineering of Monash University, Melbourne. In 2007, he founded the Center for Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (CISA3) at the University of California San Diego’s California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). He was the director of CISA3 until 2013. He has studied more than 4300 works of art, including Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, Botticelli’s Allegory of Spring, Caravaggio’s Medusa, and over 600 monumental buildings, such as the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Haghia Sophia in Istanbul, and the Palace of the Popes in Avignon. He is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Homeland Security Graduate Program and the Director of Art, Antiquity and Cultural Heritage Crime and Forensic Project at San Diego State University. In 2017 he received the Royal Photographic Society Award for Scientific Imaging
Azmina Jasani – is a senior associate in the Art and Cultural Property Law Group of Constantine Cannon LLP and concentrates her practice on all aspects of art law. She is dual qualified to practice law in New York and England & Wales, and has significant experience working with international collectors, large and small galleries, auction houses, professional advisers, dealers and financial institutions on contentious and non-contentious matters.
In 2018, Legal 500 ranked Azmina as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the area of Art and Cultural Property Law, describing her as being “meticulous”, “client-oriented” and “well versed in both UK and US laws”. Also in 2018, Chambers and Partners ranked her as an “Associate to Watch” in the area of Art and Cultural Property Law, describing her as someone who “goes above her duty to make sure that the client is happy and understands all angles of the topic at hand” and who is “enthusias[tic]” about “being a lawyer and the field she works in”.
Azmina advises clients on the sale and purchase of important works of art bought and sold privately or at auction, on consigning works to auction houses and galleries, on using art as collateral for loans, on loaning artworks to museums or special exhibitions, on copyright and other intellectual property rights, and on operating an e-commerce business, particularly online-only auctions. In addition to her transactional experience, she has substantial litigation experience in the area of copyright infringement, authenticity, title disputes, consignment disputes, general contract and complex commercial disputes, including fraud and World War II restitution.
Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, Azmina spent four years as an associate in the New York office of Withers Bergman LLP, where her primary focus was art litigation. While at Withers, Azmina successfully litigated a seminal case in the area of copyright infringement and the fair use defense in the United States, Cariou-v-Prince, Gagosian Gallery and Gagosian. She also spent two years as an associate in the New York Office of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where she advocated on behalf of corporate and hedge fund clients on matters relating to securities fraud and contractual disputes.
Azmina received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Queens College, City University of New York.
Josef Uher – is a physicist specializing on radiation imaging detectors and their applications. He is a co-founder of the InsightART company that brings cutting edge X-ray imaging services into the field of art authentication and restoration. He has over 15 years of experience in designing and building of radiation imaging systems. That includes also advanced data processing software tools. Josef is now applying his know-how in the field art imaging and authentication
Annika Erikson– is a University of Arts, London graduate in Organic Conservation and Curation, and also studied Art History in Tuscany, as well as the Classics in Greece at the Aegean Center for Fine Arts. While working as a conservator for Tate she made thousands of condition reports and acutely felt the pain of this archaic process. As a result, Annika Erikson founded Articheck, innovative software for condition reporting, that dramatically reduces the time it takes to produce a condition report, while greatly improving the standard of the report. Articheck is creating an international standard in condition reporting, acting as a passport for Art. Articheck is used by museums, galleries, public, private and corporate collections, conservation studios, insurers and shippers to produce professional condition reports at the push of a button
Dr Maurizio Vretenar – is an applied physicist specialised in particle accelerators. Since 1988 he is working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where he has exercised several responsibilities including being the project leader for the design and construction of Linac4, the new injector of protons for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that was inaugurated in May 2017. He is presently the Coordinator of ARIES (Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society), a large collaborative project of 41 European universities, laboratories and industries aiming at the development of novel particle accelerator technologies within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. He is in parallel Advisor for International Relations for the Accelerators and Technology sector of CERN and he is in charge of the CERN medical accelerator programme. His present scientific interests cover the applications of particle accelerators outside of the scientific field, in particular to medicine, industry, and cultural heritage. The author of more than 100 scientific publications on different aspects of particle accelerators, he is an elected member of the Accelerator Group of the European Physical Society, and is a member of several scientific committees and groups
Dr Kenneth Wayne – has worked on Modigliani for more than thirty years. He founded The Modigliani Project, a non-profit entity in 2013, to further Modigliani research and scholarship. He organized a major exhibition on the artist that traveled from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas and the Los Angles County Museum of Art (2002-2003). It was called one of the top twelve exhibitions in the world by the Toronto Globe and the “crème de la crème” by the Art Newspaper. Critic Jed Perls called the show “an unforgettable museum-going experience” and declared the installation “brilliant.” The exhibition was accompanied by a substantial book that Dr. Wayne authored. He has written many publications on the artist, including an article for the catalogue of the Modigliani exhibition at the Tate Modern in London (November 23, 2017-April 2, 2018). At present, he is organizing a Modigliani exhibition for the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia for 2020 and is working on a catalogue raisonné of the artist. He earned degrees in art history from Stanford University (Ph.D.), Courtauld Institute of Art, London (M.A.) and the University of California, Berkeley (B.A.). He also studied art law for a year at Stanford University Law School
Prof Dr Roger Lewis – is a Senior Professor of Physics and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is an expert and pioneer in the application of terahertz-frequency radiation to physical systems of fundamental and practical interest. The basis for this is set out in his book Terahertz Physics (Cambridge, 2013). The approach has been employed in such diverse areas as the analysis of soil and soil constituents, industrial production lines, and paints and pigments. Lewis serves on the College of Experts of the Australian Research Council and is a member of the board of the International Society for Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves
Dr Margaret Dalivalle – read History of Art at Oriel College, Oxford, where her 2011 doctoral thesis concerning theories of authenticity in early modern northern Europe was co-supervised at the National Gallery, London. After Oxford, she took up a post-doctoral research fellowship at Yale University. Subsequently, as Francis Haskell Memorial Fund scholar, she conducted archival research in The Netherlands into the eighteenth-century dealer-collector Salomon Gautier. Invited to research the recently rediscovered Leonardo da Vinci Christ, as Salvator Mundi, she demonstrated, for the first time, the painting’s presence in the collection of King Charles I. This study is the focus of a book co-authored with Martin Kemp and Robert Simon – Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts – to be published in 2018 by Oxford University Press. She is also contributing a chapter about the critical fortuna of Leonardo in seventeenth-century England to the forthcoming volume Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Reception (National Gallery, London & Warburg Institute, 2018). She currently teaches Renaissance art history at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Keble College, Oxford
Daniel Fabian – founded and is currently head conservator of Fabian Restauratoren. As part of his training he studied both at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, as well as The Fog Art Museum, Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. Fabian has published extensively in a large number of scientific papers. His main research focus has been his investigations into lead isotope research culminating in the paper D. Fabian, V. Köppel, G. Fortunato: Following the trace of lead white pigments in 17th century paintings. EU-ARTECH Workshop on Seventeenth Century Northern European Painting Techniques, to be held at the National Gallery London on December 12th 2005
Jane Henderson – has been working in and studying in conservation and collection care in Wales since 1984. Jane teaches on Cardiff University’s BSc in Conservation and MSc’s in Collection Care and in Conservation Practice. Jane serves as a trustee on the Welsh Federation of Museum and Art Galleries, and The Cynon Valley Museum Trust. Jane is currently serving on the editorial panel of the Journal of the Institute for Conservation and the ICOM –CC preventive conservation working group.
Jane has published on issues related to: conservation decision making; influence for collections care; sustainable conservation practice; teaching and assessing conservation. Jane currently represents Icon on the CEN TC 346 WG11, which has produced a standard for the conservation process and is currently considering procurement and terminology. She has received support from the Welsh Government via MALD to attend these working group meetings. Jane represents Cardiff University on the BSI standard group B/560 concerned with the conservation of Tangible Cultural heritage. Jane was part of the PACR development group that created an accreditation standard for UK conservators
Prof em Dr Eltjo Schrage – read law in Groningen (1964-1968), took his doctorate in Leiden (1975) and was by then appointed to the chair of Roman law in the Free University in Amsterdam, which he held until 1998, when he moved to a chair of private law in the University of Amsterdam. He taught at several foreign universities. He was elected to the W.P. Schreiner-chair in the University of Cape Town (1993) and was fellow of Magdalen College Oxford (1993), and fellow of Tribinity College Cambridge (1993). From 1998 -2006 he was honorary professor at the University of the North, Pietersburg South Africa (now: university of Polokwane), and from 2006 onwards honorary professor Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elisabeth, South Africa. During the academic year 2005-2006 he held the T.P.R.-chair on art-law in the Catholic University of Louvain. He is member of the editiorial boards of several international peer reviewed journals. Alongside his academic career he served as a judge in the Amsteram High Court from 1981-2015 and in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal from 1984-2015. Among his major publications count notably his contributions to the Comparative Studies in Continental and Anglo-American Legal History/Vergleichende Untersuchungen zur kontinentaleuropäischen und anglo-amerikanischen Rechtsgeschichte, a series in which he edited Vol.15: Unjust Enrichment. The Comparative Legal History of the Law of Restitution (1995, second edition 1999), Vol. 21: Negligence. The Comparative Legal History of the Law of Torts (2001), Vol. 26: Ius quaesitum tertio (2008). The next volume (on limitation and prescription is in print). He also published several books and articles on Art law, among which: Art law II [In Dutch. Original title: De Regelen der Kunst II], Amsterdam – The Hague 2003, The path of justice. The Holy Bible, Law and Pictural Art as cornerstones of civilisation and culture [In Dutch. Original title: Het Pad der Gerechtigheid. Bijbel, Recht en picturale Kunst als Hoekstenen van Civilisatie en Cultuur], Amsterdam – Den Haag 2004, Art Law III [In Dutch. Original title: De Regelen der Kunst III], Amsterdam – The Hague] 2007, 152 pp. A German translation was published by Nomos Verlag, Wiesbaden: Die Regeln der Kunst. Juristische Abenteuer um Kunst und Kultur [Schriften zum Kunst- und Kulturrecht 5], Mit Zeichnungen von Jet Nijkamp, Baden-Baden 2009, 188 pp. with B. Demarsin, B. Tilleman and A. Verbeke] Art & Law, Brugge – Oxford 2008, pp. 661
Dr Teio Meedendorp – is a senior researcher at the Van Gogh Museum, which he joined in 2009 to work on the project Van Gogh’s Studio Practice. This concluded in 2013 with several publications and an exhibition. He publishes regularly on a wide range of Van Gogh-related subjects. Meedendorp was previously employed at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, where he helped compile the collection catalogues for the paintings (2003) and drawings and prints (2007) of Vincent van Gogh
Prof Dr Bert Demarsin – studied law at the KU Leuven (magna cum laude) and the Université Paris I /Panthéon-Sorbonne (magna cum laude). He was a FWO research fellow at the KU Leuven andobtained his PhD in 2008. Bert Demarsin continued his research career as a postdoctoral fellow, both at KU Leuven and Stanford Law School (USA). His postdoctoral research was sponsored by the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO-VLaanderen) and the Belgian American Educational Foundation(BAEF). In 2013 he was TPR visiting professor at the Radboud University of Nijmegen.
Bert Demarsin teaches at the KU Leuven Law School, both in Leuven, as on the Kortrijk (KULAK) and Brussels Campus. In addition he teaches legal courses at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the KU Leuven Business School. Between 2011 and 2016, Bert Demarsin served as dean of the Brussels Campus (KU Leuven Law School). As such, he was a member of the managerial board of the KU Leuven Law School and the Brussels Campus board.
Demarsin published prolifically in the field of comparative art and cultural heritage law, contract law and property law. He founded the Art Law & Management Research Programme (ALM), an established interdisciplinary research group, gathering scholars from art(-historical), legal and (public) managerial worlds. ALM was founded as a strategic platform set to create obvious synergy between various complementary lines of research independently developed at the Arts Faculty (Department of Art History), the Law School (Research group Contracts-Methodology) and the Faculty for Social Sciences (Institute for Public Management). ALM has been a partner in successful applications for FWO, TPR and Francqui-funding. In 2013 Demarsin was awarded a BOF-research grant for his project on the spatial planning law (Designing an adequate legal framework for protection and valorisation of cultural heritage as a pilot for an integrated spatial planning law)
Dr Anna Tummers – is curator of old masters at the Frans Hals Museum (since 2008) and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam (since 2016). Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the Print Room, The Royal Library in Windsor Castle (1999-2000) and as curatorial assistant at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. (2000-2003). She published several books and exhibition catalogues, including The Eye of the Connoisseur: Authenticating Paintings by Rembrandt and his Contemporaries (Amsterdam University Press and Getty Publications 2011), Frans Hals: Eye to Eye with Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian (exh. cat. Haarlem 2013), and The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Dutch Golden Age (exh. cat. Haarlem 11 November 2017- 18 March 2018)
Oliver Spapens – has a degree in Civil Law, as well as Early Modern Art from Leiden University. Oliver has worked as paralegal at several law firms both Dutch and International. He has done several internships focused on History of Law, including an internship at the Peace Palace Library. He was assistant at the 66th conference of the Société Internationale ‘Fernand de Visscher’ pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA). He gained art historical experience at the Dutch National Museum for Antiquities and Galleri Tom Christoffersen. He has been working for Authentication in Art since 2012. He is involved with the Authentication in Art ADR Board and co-organized the 2014 and 2016 Authentication in Art Congress. During the 2016 Conference he was part of the Workgroup on Education
Dr Harmen de Jongh – has more than 20 years of experience in setting up and running multi-disciplinary project teams in a synergy of scientific excellence and industrial relevance. He is author on more than 140 scientific publications in the field of protein chemistry, food physics and bio-spectroscopy and inventor of 8 patents on food applications.
He received his Ph.D. in 1993 at the Centre for Biomembranes and Lipid Enzymology (Utrecht University, Netherlands), worked as post-doc at the Laboratory for Chemical-Physics of Macromolecules at Interfaces (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) and the New Chemistry Laboratory (University of Oxford, UK), was scientific supervisor at the Centre for Protein Technology (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) and worked for 18 years as team leader and senior scientist at the Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences and TI Food and Nutrition where he was in 2009-2010 Program Director of the ‘Sensory and Structure’ theme. He is the initiator of the Protein Competence Center in Wageningen and founded ProtIn consultancy in 2013. As part of his activities he intiated a research managment system for the AgroFood sector to drive innovative developments by finding congruencies in existing data-sets obtained by cross-correlation of information derived in a multiplicity of disciplines
Dr Ahmed Elgammal – is a professor at the Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University. He is the founder and director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers. He is also an Executive Council Faculty at Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science. Dr. Elgammal is the founder and CEO of Artrendex, a startup that builds innovative AI technology for the art market. Prof. Elgammal has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and books in the fields of computer vision, machine learning and computational art history. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006. Dr. Elgammal research on Art&AI received wide international media attention, including many reports on the Washington Post, New York Times, NBC News, the Times, the Daily Telegraph, Science News, and many others. Dr. Elgammal received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2000 and 2002, respectively