Authenticity in Art

The flagship of the MAS Museum of Art and Science.


Verification of authenticity

The path on the recognition of authenticity in art and antiques is the flagship of the Museum, one of a kind and the only example in the world of a museum dedicated to the important issue of ascertaining authenticity in art.

Each section deals with a fundamental theme from painting on canvas and wood to excavated ceramics, from antique furniture to amber and ivory. The itinerary culminates in the tapestry room where it is possible to admire carpets and tapestries of different workmanship and origins.

All sections are equipped with test stations, stations with microscopes and magnifying glasses to teach how to recognize the characteristics of authenticity.

Authenticity in Art

At the service of Art

Precious collections

Of particular value are the excavation ceramics, terracotta vases and sculptures of Greek-Roman and Etruscan origin, ceramics from China and South America, excavated bronzes are part of the legacy received by the Kurau-Matthaes Foundation, now on display in the Museum. A collection defined by the Italian Ministry for Cultural and Environmental Heritage, by Decree of 5.5.1997, as a “Collection of exceptional historical and cultural interest”. The Tapestry Room which houses a collection of carpets and tapestries of fine workmanship and origin including a Goblins, in which Jupiter is represented – taken from the cartoon of the painter Claude Audran III, and a series of prayer rugs, unique and strongly evocative.

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