News

March 2019
IFAR Is in the News - Again! IFAR has recently exposed several major art scams, while the issues we have long been involved with have assumed greater importance and public attention. As a result, IFAR is currently featured in many news stories and has recently participated in public conferences and panels.
August 2018
The Edited Talks from IFAR's Sold-Out IFAR Evening
on Modigliani are Available in the IFAR Journal
We are pleased to announce that the new IFAR Journal - Vol. 19, nos. 1 & 2 -- features the illustrated and edited talks from our sold-out April 24, 2018 IFAR Evening on Amedeo Modigliani. The Journal was mailed to subscribers, and individual copies can be purchased onIFAR's website.
May 2017
ANNOUNCING THE RELAUNCH AND EXPANSION OF IFAR’S FREE ONLINE PROVENANCE GUIDE IFAR, a long-time leader in provenance research, launches an expanded and updated online Provenance Guide, with links to newly-available digital material.
October 6, 2016
IFAR ANNOUNCES MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS TO ITS FREE CATALOGUES RAISONNÉS DATABASE IFAR's Unique Online Catalogue Raisonné Database Now Provides Digital Links to Additional Resources for over 3,800 published catalogues
March 2016
Ivory Ban Program Videotape and Educational Materials Now Posted on IFAR's Website You can now see and hear, "What the Art World Needs to Know about the Ivory Ban and the Proposed Federal Rule," an IFAR Evening of November 2015. Four distinguished speakers discussed the art world impact of legislation addressing the elephant poaching crisis. The full videotape, including Q&A, is available here: IFAR Evening on the Ivory Ban, as is the educational CLE material.
July 2015
IFAR Awarded NEH Grant for Digital Enhancements to the Catalogue Raisonné Database The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a federal agency, awards IFAR a prestigious planning grant to enhance its already invaluable online Catalogue Raisonné Database.
September 2014
IFAR Journal Wins First Prize Once Again in 2014 For the fifth time, the IFAR Journal has won First Prize in its category (scholarly journals) in the American Alliance of Museums' (AAM) Publications Contest
July 2013
Re-launch and Expansion of IFAR's Art Law & Cultural Property Database IFAR makes changes to its online Art Law & Cultural Property Database, a comprehensive, easy-to-use, research tool to help navigate the rapidly increasing body of domestic and international legislation and case law concerning the acquisition, authenticity, export, and ownership of art objects.
September 2012
IFAR Is in the News IFAR has been much in the news this past year, as areas long of concern to the organization – including forgery, authenticity, legal liability of experts rendering opinions – have captured popular attention.
June 2011
IFAR Journal Wins First Prize Again in 2011 For the third year in a row, the IFAR Journal has won First Prize in its category (scholarly journals) in the American Association of Museums' Annual Publications Contest.