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.
Published by AiA: Technical Art History: A Handbook of Scientific Techniques for the Examination of Art Works 2nd edition.
The Handbook contains information about 50 techniques, their applications, limitations and history, which are all presented in a concise way to be used as reference for the experts and lay-men alike. The Handbook was compiled by the Authentication in Art 2018 Workgroup on Technical Art History with the help of outside contributors. The index for the Handbook can be found here: https://authenticationinart.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/TAH-Sale.pdf
Past Activities 2018
Published by AiA: Technical Art History: A Handbook of Scientific Techniques for the Examination of Art Works 1st edition.
AiA developed, in collaboration with the Dutch Institute for Arbitration (NAI), the AiA/NAI Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA). CAfA offers alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as arbitration and mediation, for all art related legal disputes. The Rules of Procedure for the Court were developed by the Authentication in Art 2018 Workgroup Art & Law
Co-organizing the International Conference about Authentication and Appraisal 2018 with the Korean Arts Management Service (KAMS) and the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), held on 8-10 November 2018 in Seoul, South-Korea
Past Activities 2017
‘Autenticazione in arte: passato, posizioni attuali, direzioni future’, paper presented by Milko den Leeuw at ‘Verità e menzogna nel falso. Complessità della concezione di autenticità del patrimonio culturale Truth and lies in fakes and forgeries. Complexity of the concept of authenticity in cultural heritage’, hosted by Dipartimento di Beni Culturali Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Campus di Ravenna, 16-17 March 2017
‘Connoisseurship and Technical Examination: Opposites or Complementary Methods?’, paper presented by Milko den Leeuw & Oliver Spapens at ‘International symposium on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Max J. Friedländer’s birth.’, hosted by Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, 8 June 2017
Foreword written by Milko den Leeuw for Jehane Ragai, The Scientist and the Forger: Probing a turbulent Art World (2nd edition), World Scientific Publishing: New Jersey, 2017