RT 8 - ANCIENT COINS COUNTERFEITS
- Valentina Grigorova-Gencheva (Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski")
Org.: Dilyana Boteva-Boyanova and Ilya Prokopov; moderator: Valentina Grigorova-Gencheva
The production and spread of counterfeit numismatic cultural heritage objects is a global problem with a negative effect on society, and serious legal, economic, and scientific consequences. Counterfeit objects tarnish the historical environment. They undermine historical reconstructions, cause a scholarly precaution and deprive the research of untypical, even unique, and hence important originals. The forgeries affect the market of heritage objects (auctions, exchanges between museums and collectors, etc.), and enter various collections (both institutional and private). Currently, there is no exact information concerning the extent to which the "products" of coin counterfeiters have spread worldwide.
The digital era presents entirely new aspects of this problem. There are new opportunities for both the further spread of counterfeit objects, but also for a more effective prevention of cultural heritage forgery. This makes it crucial to initiate a strong scientific discussion on the topic. Only an international and interdisciplinary collaboration can offer concepts and innovative solutions to this pressing issue and its destructive influence.
The proposed concept of a congress podium discussion would be an important opportunity to present new initiatives on the issue and to promote promising, effective and long-lasting networking, able to provide the needed joint and stable international efforts.
This podium discussion is expected to find its potential audience in a wide circle of international experts and stakeholders, such as museums, auction houses, university collections, etc.
List of panelists:
Jonas Emmanuel Flueck
Short presentation of the podium discussion structure; introduction of the topic
Questions to all panelists (10 min. per panelist)