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Leonardo: The Art and Science of Attribution

  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain 21 Albemarle Street London, England, W1S United Kingdom (map)

Hosted by The Royal institution

In 2017, Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi sold for $450.3 million, setting a new record for the most expensive painting ever sold.

Now, on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, Martin Kemp(university of Oxford) and Larry Keith (The National gallery) discuss issues involved in establishing the authenticity of works of art. Combining expertise from the fields of Art History and Technical Studies, our panelists will explain the essential role of scientific analytical techniques, while revealing that there is much more to the process than science alone.

What to expect?

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

By booking to attend events at the Royal Institution, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Ri's event terms and conditions.

The Merit Club members receive an exclusive 20% discount from the Royal Institution.

Date: 16th April 2019

Location: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Investment: £10 ( £6 saving )

Please note, this event is not organised by The Merit Club

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