Graduate Certificate in Art Authentication

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  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Art Authentication
  • Course description
    The Graduate Certificate in Art Authentication provides participants with an introduction to key concepts and issues in art authentication. This program of study aims to develop an understanding of the main art historical, curatorial, legal, ethical and analytical issues relating to art fraud and the processes of art authentication.

    The course is a response to industry demands for specialist training and for a clearer definition of the processes involved in art authentication and the policing and prosecution of art fraud. The program will be presented by experts from a broad range of disciplines including art history, conservation, criminology and analytical chemistry, and the topics covered have been identified and developed in consultation with the art industry.


    Those who complete the Graduate Certificate will:

        * Have an understanding of the current definitions of original artwork from both legal and art historical perspectives
        * Gain an appreciation of the effect of art fraud on artists and the art industry
        * Understand the key legal issues associated with art fraud investigation
        * Develop a sound knowledge of the theory and history of the practice of art authentication, including an introduction to common fraud approaches
        * Understand the main theories, practical processes, and forensic methodologies of art authentication
        * Be able to identify and source appropriate analytical methodologies in the investigation of art fraud

    Course Structure & Available Subjects:    

    To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Art Authentication, students need to complete 4 12.5 point subjects thereby accumulating a total of 50 points.

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