Guidelines for Experts authenticating works of Fine Art

Thank you for your interest in the Responsible Art Market initiative's latest project. A copy of the consultation draft "RAM Guidelines for Experts authenticating works of Fine Art" has been sent to you separately. We welcome your feedback and your comments on this draft. To help you, we have developed this short, online questionnaire. Thank you!

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* 1. Did you find the Guidelines helpful? Do you think they will be useful to experts?

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* 2. Do you agree with the suggested scope for these Guidelines (i.e. only applicable to works of fine art) – see reference under section 1 “Who should follow these Guidelines”. If not, what other collectibles do you think these Guidelines also apply to?

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* 3. Would you add or change anything in the list of examination steps (see chapter 3. Analysis, section B) that are helpful to establish a work’s authenticity?

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* 4. Do you consider that experts who deliver a certificate or an opinion should not be involved in the transaction for the same work?

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* 5. Are there any sections of the Guidelines which could be improved or which you would change?  Is anything missing?

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* 6. Please give a rating for the Expertise Guidelines on a scale of 1 to 5.

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* 7. Would you find it useful for RAM to provide a template for an authenticity certificate?

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* 8. Would you find it useful for RAM to provide a template for a positive or a negative opinion on a work's authenticity?

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* 9. Any other comments?

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* 10. Can we contact you?

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