The Art Elevator Episode #23: Jennifer Mass on Art Forensics: Behind the Scenes

podcast Mar 02, 2022


Dr. Mass is a cultural heritage science professional with over 20 years of research, teaching, and museum experience. She has held positions working with both major encyclopedic museum collections and in the decorative arts world, as well as teaching conservation science in both the Buffalo and Delaware Master's Degree Programs in Art Conservation. She specializes in studying questions of authenticity, state of preservation, attribution, and using innovative methods of analysis to address these questions. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How certain materials change over time and react to the environment
  • How to read the clues left behind in materials
  • A peek inside the forensic processes used to determine fakes and forgeries
  • The importance of vetting for art fairs to protect the consumer

And much more!


Resources Mentioned:

Yves Tanguy Guardian Article


Learn More About Jennifer:

Scientific Analysis of Fine Art


Podcast Editing: 

Shameka Jones, media producer, and art professional
You can tag her on: 
Instagram: @__Moca__

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