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Course Description

Whether you have caught an episode of the famous TV show "Fake or Fortune" on BBC4 or you have watched Hollywood films such as "The Woman in Gold" or the highly inaccurate "The Monuments Men", you might have found yourself wondering what exactly it is that provenance researchers do and how they end up in this line of work.

This introductory course is for everyone. Whether you are a high school student or in college completing an Art History course or have previously worked in an art gallery, a museum or for a private collector or art advisory this course will help expand your existing knowledge base.

This course will give you access to recorded lectures, transcripts, keynote presentations and one-to-one sessions with the course instructor to find out how the discipline was born.

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Meet your Instructor,
Angelina Giovani-Agha

Angelina is an art historian and provenance researcher based in London. She has a BA in Art History from the American College of Greece and a MA in Art Appraisal from Kingston University, London. She is a graduate of ARCA, as well as of the Provenance Research Training Program (PRTP) workshops. In the past decade she has worked for the Jeu de Paume database documenting the Cultural Plunder by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR), acted as Head of Provenance Research for a bespoke Family Office Art Advisory and advised with private and public institutions on ethical collecting guidelines. She works with private collectors, museums and the art trade to address provenance issues, while simultaneously acting as an Art Business Mentor for Finito. In 2020, Angelina was appointed as a Provenance Research Specialist at CAfA - Court of Arbitration for Art, Hague and in 2022 she launched the Collections Provenance Rating, an innovative tool that assesses the state of documentation collections and offers recommendations based on the risk level identified.

She is currently working on her first book on the life and work of British artist Christopher Bledowski.