New joint minor Authenticity and Art Crime
Made You Look and other series on art forgeries are very popular. Perfect timing therefore for the new Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor Authenticity and Art Crime. An exciting subject that is also attracting more attention because of the question of what is real and what is not.
In this minor you will discover howart is authenticated and how this affects the international art market. Along the way, you will learn about state-of-the-art physical and chemical analyses, legal and ethical standards, how to detect forgeries and the workings and pitfalls of the art market. In short, a true joint minor because of all the different disciplines that come together.
‘We will use a variety of methods and techniques to study a potential forgery or contested work together.’
‘One of the most appealing aspects of the new minor is that students learn from leading experts in the field how to effectively combine different academic disciplines’, says Anna Tummers from Leiden University, one of the lecturers on the minor.
‘This is essential to authenticity research and they also get to participate in new research’, she adds. ‘We will use a variety of methods and techniques to study a potential forgery or contested work together and, if possible, search for similar works, such as other forgeries by the same hand.’
A work of art is often valued due to its attribution to a specific creator, location, or period. However, all this supposedly meaningful information is no longer relevant if the work proves to be a forgery.
Unfortunately you can no longer apply for this Minor this year.
Read the full article in the LDE magazine. Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities is a collaboration of three Zuid-Holland universities.