Read About IFAR in the Press!!!!

December 2019

IFAR has recently exposed several major art scams, and the issues we have long been involved with have assumed greater importance and public attention. As a result, IFAR has been featured in many news stories recently and participated in public conferences and panels. Below is just a selection of publications from 2018-2019. Please click on the links for the full texts of the articles:


IFAR’s Executive Director, Dr. Sharon Flescher, has spoken at the following conferences and programs over the past couple of years, in addition to speaking at and moderating IFAR public programs:

  •  July 24, 2019 – Inland Marine Underwriters Association (Arts and Records Committee), “What IFAR Can—And Does—Do for the Art World and the Public”

  • May 23, 2019 – Historical Society of the New York Courts, NYC Bar Association, "Art Restitution: Fair and Just Solutions?; A Brief Overview of Restitution  Matters”

  •  February 28, 2019 – NYU Grey Art Gallery, “Conversation: Methodology, Resources, Issues, and Challenges in Nazi-Era Provenance Research”  

  • September 28, 2018 – Expo Chicago, Professional’s Forum, on “Authenticity, Provenance and Due Diligence
  • February 20, 2018 – Metropolitan Club, San Francisco, on “News about Authentication, Provenance, Fakes, Fraud, and Theft from the Files of IFAR.”

  • March 12, 2017 – Asia Society, “Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Acquisition of Cultural Property”