Piwowarczyk and Taylor deliver lectures in Moscow as guest of the US Embassy's Grants Russia program
Taylor and Piwowarczyk traveled to Moscow in October 2018 to deliver lectures at the All-Russia Science Festival, as well as at Moscow State University. In addition they gave lectures and conversations at the US Embassy's American Center, the Synergy Art Academy, and the Institute of Antique and Arts. They made many new friends with whom they look forward to cooperating with in the future.
The All-Russia Science Festival invited both Jeffrey Taylor and Thiago Piwowarczyk to each present at their 2019 gathering. Taylor will speak on "Art Forgeries and How Science Can Solve the Mystery." Piwowarczyk will discuss "The Early History of Art Forensics." Their presentations are on October 14th at Lomonosov - Moscow State University.
Their trip has been generously funded by the US State Departments Grants Russia Program. They will also be visiting the art history department at Lomonosov-Moscow State University, as well as a number of other institutions of higher education for art while they are in Moscow.
Dr. Taylor stopped by the studios of Think Radio and had a conversation with Alan Wartes about the art business and its perils. They discussed the art forger Elmyr de Hory and the collapse of the Hungarian art market in 2008 because of an auction technique called the Hidden Reserve.
Piwowarczyk and Taylor gave guest lectures at Dr. Lynn Catterson's course at Columbia University on connoisseurship and authentication: Evaluating Authenticity—Tales from the 19C Art Market to the Collections of NY. They explained the fundamental problems of Knowledge in Art and Its Corruption. They also demonstrated how their art forensics techniques provide scientific insight in to these issues.
Thiago Piwowarczyk will be serving as a Fellow at the Frick Art Reference Library's Center for the History of Collecting during the Summer of 2018. He will be researching the History of Art Forensics, and particularly its role in shaping the Frick Collection.