Initial preparations for the Authentication in Art (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
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