Art Forensics: Forgeries, Deception, and Conservation

Art Forensics: Forgeries, Deception, and Conservation

Art Forensics: Forgeries, Deception, and Conservation

daVinci Art Science Roundtable: Art Forensics Part 1

Conservation Science:

Behind the scenes at several of

the nation’s top art museums,

scientists work to characterize,

protect, and understand priceless

pieces of our cultural heritage.

Although few in number and largely

located on the two coasts, this elite

group of scientifi c facilities welcomed

its latest addition, the Indianapolis

Museum of Art (IMA), from

the nation’s heartland. The IMA

is one of the 10 oldest and largest

encyclopedic museums in America,

with over 56,000 works in its collection.

This state-of-the-art laboratory

now provides the conservation and

curatorial staff a powerful new tool

in their respective tasks of protecting

and interpreting this impressive

collection of artwork.

Dr. Gregory Dale Smith, the Otto

N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation

Scientist, was hired in 2010 to lead

this new science initiative, a program

sponsored by the Lilly Endowment,

Inc., a major philanthropic organization

in Indianapolis. Aside from

prioritizing the investigation of the

museum’s collection, Smith’s fi rst

responsibility was designing, constructing,

and outfi tting the lab from

the ground up.

Art and Science Discussion Papers

Art and Science Discussion Papers

Friday, June 12, 2020, 1 to 2 pm

ART AND SCIENCE DISCUSSION PAPERS

Join the Conversation

The Art Science Roundtables began in 2012 as a part of a National Science Foundation funded initiative to study the impact of bringing together a group of artists, scientists, and community members in an informal dialogue designed to lower the barriers between various disciplines. The Roundtables were designed to allow discussions leading to an increased common ground between art and science eventually leading to improved communication with the public.

 

Readings:

Starting Some Hares, F. David Peat

Thoughts on the Arts-Science Interface, Chris Isham

C.A.T.,  Chris Isham

“The Value of Truth”

“The Value of Truth”

Friday, May 8, 2020, 1 to 2 pm

“The Value of Truth”

Join the Conversation

The Art Science Roundtables began in 2012 as a part of a National Science Foundation funded initiative to study the impact of bringing together a group of artists, scientists, and community members in an informal dialogue designed to lower the barriers between various disciplines. The Roundtables were designed to allow discussions leading to an increased common ground between art and science eventually leading to improved communication with the public.

 

Readings:

Truth, Lies and Bullshit
distinguishing classes of dishonesty
Martin Caminada
University of Luxembourg

On Bullshit
H a r r y F rank f u r t
P r i n c e t on U n i v e r s i t y

Opposing the Power of Lies, Bullshit and Fake News:
the Value of Truth
Alison MacKenzie1 & Ibrar Bhatt1

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