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Call for papers--Conference on authentication of paintings

From: Jilleen Nadolny <jilleennadolny<-at->
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Call for Papers
Conference on Authentication of Paintings
The Hague, The Netherlands
 7-9 May, 2014

Authentication in Art invites submissions of proposals of 500-700
words (up to 3000 characters) for oral presentations, to be given at
the conference in The Hague, The Netherlands, 7-9 May, 2014

For more details please see




Due to the multitude of problems that have become ever more
prominent around establishing authorship of paintings and
authenticity, the identification of fakes, and the contextual and
legal issues associated with this process, the conference
Authentication in Art has been established.

Conference Language: The conference language is English.


Papers addressing any of the following topics regarding issues of
authentication of paintings are especially welcome.

(Note: the conference will concentrate on these issues related to
paintings specifically to focus the scope of the discussions--themes
considering sculpture, works on paper, etc. will not be considered):

    Issues of connoisseurship in the authentication of paintings.
    Standards of connoisseurship. The current state of
    connoisseurship. Can connoisseurship be articulated in a
    consistent manner? Refining the role of connoisseurship in the
    21st century.

    Challenges faced by historians publishing or cataloguing the
    work of an artist.  The need for interdisciplinary studies.
    Minimum requirements for specific types of authentication work.
    The process of attribution and authentication.

    Issues of the technological and scientific studies in the
    authentication of paintings.  Standards for the technological
    and scientific studies in the authentication of paintings. What
    is the current state of play? What necessary standards might be
    established to ensure sound practice and effective work in
    issues of authentication?

    The training of professionals involved in the authentication of
    paintings; what is the current state of play? What is needed /
    could be improved?

    Legal issues arising from the authentication of paintings.
    Authentication in the legal sphere. National and international
    problems involving authentication.

    Terminology problems in the language used in authentication (may
    involve issues of terminology over various languages and
    translation issues, but the main presentation should be in

    Changing historical attitudes / approaches, both scientific and
    connoisseurial, to the authentication of paintings.

    Fakes and forgeries: their implications for the art market.
    Trends in the production and detection of fakes. The future of
    investigation of fakes by new or renewed scientific techniques.

    Improved IT-technology for the protection of open sources
    against falsification.

The process:

Please select one of the working groups, listed at the end of this
call for papers, to submit your topic to for consideration. If you
have a paper of a broader theme, you are welcome to submit it as an
unallocated paper; however, space for such unallocated papers is
strictly limited.

Proposals: Proposals should be submitted to
papers<-at->authenticationinart<.>org by Friday, 15 September, 2013. Please
do not include any illustrations with your proposal submission.
Authors will be informed whether their work has been selected for
further consideration by 30 October, 2013. If selected, you will be
invited to develop the proposal into a synopsis of 1,000-1,200
words, which will be required for printed conference abstracts by 15
of December 2013. A publication of conference papers in the form of
postprints is planned.

Papers presented at and published as a result of the AiA Congress
will all undergo a peer review process. To this end, the AiA Working
Groups are appointing a Committee of international experts who will
make selections from the proposals received and selected authors
will be invited to develop the proposal into a synopsis. Authors may
then be requested to refine the synopses as necessary, and the final
versions will be edited for publication by the Congress Editorial
Committee. Please bear in mind that submissions of papers should not
address topics that have been presented and/or published elsewhere
before the date of the Congress in May 2014, or which are slated for
publication at a later date. Should an author be invited to present
a paper, the conference organizers will provide for travel and
accommodation for speakers at the congress.

Please contact the conference organizers at
m.den.leeuw<-at->authenticationinart<.>org if you have any questions or
wish to receive further information on the Congress.

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