Issues in Art Fraud

Subject 360-815 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This unit is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the effect of art fraud on artists, connoisseurship and the art industry. Key issues and concepts associated with art fraud will be introduced and explored.

Assessment: Written work totalling 4,000 words
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this unit will:

  • Be able to use and understand agreed industry definitions of original artwork, from both legal and art historical perspectives
  • Appreciate the philosophical, economic, and social impacts of art fraud
  • Understand the elements of art fraud investigations
  • Gain an understanding of the key facts and procedures necessary to produce proper and sufficient evidence to prove cases of problematic provenance or authentication.
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Art Authentication

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