Scientific Laboratory

Authentic Art, the Museum’s laboratory, has been working for over twenty years to perfect existing scientific methods and to develop new methods for ascertaining authenticity in art and antiques.
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International Institute

An internationally known institute, it specializes in the dating of wood (using infrared spectroscopy), in the scientific analysis of ancient paintings, in the material assessment of ivory, bronze and ceramic objects. The laboratory is available to individuals, collectors, art experts, restorers and museums. Dating of wood Wood is a material that can be easily dated through infrared spectroscopy. The laboratory of the Museum of Art and Science uses this method as an alternative to existing methods, due to its cost-effectiveness, reliability and precision. Fields of use: Icons, paintings, furniture, statues and objects, not only of European manufacture but also of Buddhist and African culture. Analysis of ivory objects: recognition of the material (there are many possible imitations) and evaluation of the age of aging. Ancient paintings The laboratory performs a proven series of scientific tests to verify compatibility with the presumed historical period. It will therefore be possible, for example, to recognize a 17th century painting from a 19th century copy or from an even more recent reproduction. Only paintings of presumed age prior to 1900 are analyzed. Assessment of the material The laboratory also carries out checks on excavated bronzes and ceramics through the study and analysis of surface alteration.
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Assessments of materials



Four Dedicated Rooms

Admire the beauty of the collection: statues, thrones, fabrics, drums, objects of worship and obviously many masks expressing the incredible variety of shapes, colors, types and uses, bearers of meanings, avatar of spirits, controllers, judges and guardians.

Events and News


The exhibition between design and project culture that tells the best of contemporary Chinese….

New Timetable Starting from February 1st 2021

The MAS reopens to the public from February 1st 2021! His daily schedule to….

The MAS remembers his founder, the physicist Gottfried Matthaes, on the centenary of his birth

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The MAS is open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm….

Leonardo da Vinci’s exhibitions will come back on April 19th

Until April 19th, Leonardo da Vinci’s exhibitions at the MAS will leave room for….

Thursday 7 March – partial opening due to a private event

Dear visitors, we would like to inform you that on Thursday 7 March 2019 from….

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the MAS The Museum will be close from the 31th of….

The recipe, which opens doors

On Wednesday 29th November the #laricettacheapreleporte project will be launched in the Museum of….

Yoga in English – Tuesday 10 October free trial class

Martedì 10 ottobre Lezione di prova GRATUITA  Fjorenca Bojaxhi – Flo – guiderà i partecipanti in….


EXTENDED UNTIL THE 26.10 September 27 – October 19, 2017 at the MAS Bruno….

29 April and 1st May – Guided Tours

On Saturday, April 29, at 11 am an exceptional guide, Archaeologist Simone Porta, will….

Traditional Buddhist painting in contemporary Nepal – A paubha (thangka) exhibition at MAS

The MAS, with the centro di cultura Italia-Asia, will host from 23 to 28….

Happy Holidays

Dear Friends, the MAS will be open Monday to Friday from 10 to 18,….

Bill Owens – A car with a vintage

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Music at MAS: Coro Elikya – The rhythm of faith

On Thursday 22 October – 7.15 pm –  At the conclusion of the festival….