Western professor travels to Russia to talk art forgery, graduate studies

Jeffrey Taylor, Ph.D., the Grosland Director of Western's Master in Gallery Management & Exhibits Specialization (MGES) program, visits Russia in 2017
Jeffrey Taylor, Ph.D., the Grosland Director of Western's Master in Gallery Management & Exhibits Specialization (MGES) program, visited Russia this autumn both to speak about art-forgery issues and to spread awareness about the university's School of Graduate Studies.

Taylor, who has an art forensics laboratory in New York, was invited to speak about science and art—specifically issues of art forgery, which are analyzed in his lab. Taylor was invited to be a keynote speaker at the All-Russia Science Festival.

Organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the science festival is held in many regions throughout Russia with thousands of scientifically oriented events and approximately 2 million attendees.

While in Russia for the festival, Taylor was invited to speak at Lomonosov Moscow State University's Art History Department. That visit was part of an initiative to discuss possible student exchanges between Lomonosov Moscow State's Art History Department and Western's MGES program, which is a graduate program that prepares students for careers in the art business.

Taylor's lab in Brooklyn also was featured earlier this year on an episode of CNBC’s "The Filthy Rich Guide” (Season 3, Episode 304).

Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Taylor.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:30am