The Science of Art Diagnostics


Maurizio Seracini
Distinguished International Visiting Scholar Maurizio Seracini, scientific director, EDITECH srl, Diagnostic Center for Fine Arts and Architecture, Florence, Italy

A Future for Our Past:

Engineering Sciences for the
Conservation and Preservation
of World Cultural Heritage

Monday, April 4, 2016
5 p.m. Lecture

Galanti Lounge
Robert L. Carothers Library
and Learning Commons

URI Kingston Campus

Free and open to the public
Parking is available in the Fine Arts Center Lot.


Visual of The Last Supper by Leonardo do Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci:

The Secret Lives of Paintings

Thursday, April 7, 2016
6 p.m. Lecture
Reception to follow
Ryan Family Auditorium
Center for Biotechnology
and Life Sciences

URI Kingston Campus

Free and open to the public
Parking is available in the
Fine Arts Center Lot.


A 1973 graduate in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Maurizio Seracini is a diagnostician of Italian art. In 1977, he founded the first company in Italy for diagnostic and non-destructive analyses on art and architecture, the Editech srl, Diagnostic Center for Cultural Heritage in Florence. Adapting technologies from the medical and military fields and other technical measuring instruments he has made possible diagnostics of art and search for art without destroying the artwork itself.

Seracini has been well known for his search for the Leonardo da Vinci mural, The Battle of Anghiari in the Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence and for his diagnostic survey on Leonardo’s Adoration of the Magi.  In 2013, Seracini established Great Masters Art Authentication in San Diego, California, the first U.S. company dedicated to true scientific authentication of Old Masters art from the 14th to 19th Century.


Office of the Provost
Italian International Engineering Program
Department of Art and Art History
Department of English, Italian Cultural Heritage Program

For more information contact Professor Michelangelo La Luna at or 401.874.5968.

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