Anthropology of forgery
Art Collecting, Authentication and
Innovative Tools for a Culture of Legality in Cultural Heritage

February 25th – March 1st, 2019 - Padua, Italy


Art Collecting, Authentication and Innovative Tools for a
Culture of Legality in Cultural Heritage” will continue
exploring the topics first presented in the first Winter School,
titled “Anthropology of forgery. A multidisciplinary approach to
the study of archaeological fakes” and held in Padua, Vicenza
and Venice from February 13th to February 17th, 2017.
The first edition focussed mainly on the analysis of the
problem of forgeries found in many archaeological materials
(paintings, sculptures, glasses, ceramics, mosaics, fabrics,
etc.) and historical periods, while the second one will analyse
the phenomenon of cultural heritage collecting (at local,
national and international levels), authentication methods
using archaeological, archaeometric and digital techniques
and, lastly, the tools for the dissemination of a culture of
legality as regards Culture and History (digital archives,
museums and exhibitions).

• Duration: February 25th – March 1st, 2019
• Official language: English
• CFU/ECTS awarded: 4
• Max. number of participants: 30
• Deadline for application: December 1st, 2018
• Fee: € 200.00
• Available scholarships: 5

The Winter School is aimed at cultural heritage and museum
professionals and at professionals from the main national
and international organisations for the promotion and
preservation of cultural heritage. It is especially aimed at PhD
students, students of Schools of Specialisation and at all
experts in the study of collecting, forgery and authentication.
The selection of participants will be based on the
comparison of CVs/résumés and motivational letters (max.
600 words in English), which must be sent by December
1st, 2018 to
The Scientific Committee, according to the received CVs,
reserves the right to offer 5 scholarships covering
registration and accommodation fees (in an affiliated facility,
double or triple room).