Philip Mould OBE in conversation with Aviva Burnstock

Join renowned art dealer, historian, writer and broadcaster Philip Mould OBE in conversation with Aviva Burnstock (PG Dip 1984, PhD 1992), Professor of Conservation, The Courtauld, for an insightful discussion focusing on art works from a new display at The Courtauld Gallery, Art and Artifice: Fakes from the Collection (17 Jun – 8 Oct 2023) as well as techniques used to uncover art world fakes and forgeries in the BBC series Fake or Fortune?.

Philip Mould

Philip Mould OBE is an international art dealer who has been based in London’s Mayfair and St. James’ for the last thirty-five years, specialising in five hundred years of British art. He is also known to a wide public for his award winning BBC1 programme Fake or Fortune?, now in its eleventh series, which he helped formulate in 2011, and is the most watched returning Arts programme globally. Philip has written two significant books on the subject of art discovery: Sleepers: In Search of Lost Old Masters and Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures.

For over twenty years, Philip was the official art advisor the House of Commons and House of Lords, for which he received an OBE. He is President of Kids in Museums, President and formerly Chairman of Plantlife (the international wild plant conservation charity), an ex-trustee of the English Heritage Foundation and a patron of Fight for Sight.

Aviva Burnstock

Aviva Burnstock is a Professor in the Department of Conservation at The Courtauld. She was a Joop Los Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Physics (FOM/AMOLF) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2003-5). From 1986–1992 she worked in the Scientific Department of the National Gallery, London after a year as a conservator in Australia with the Regional Galleries Association of New South Wales. She has a BSc. in Neurobiology from the University of Sussex, England. Professor Burnstock has published widely in the field of painting techniques and materials and aspects of conservation practice.

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Thu 6 Jul 2023

18.30 – 20.00

The Courtauld, Somerset House

Ticket price

£30 Friends, Patrons and guests
Includes complimentary welcome drink

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