Since mid ’70, Maurizio Seracini, with his background in biomedical
engineer and art history, pioneered the use of multi-spectral diagnostic imaging, analytical diagnostics and other advanced
technologies to study art.
In 1977, Seracini established Editech (Electronics, Diagnostics and Technology),
a Florence-based company that was the first private center in Europe to apply engineering sciences to the study of cultural
heritage. His scientific methodology has become a standard for scientific authentication and state of conservation of works
of art. He has studied more than 3500 works of art, including Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper, Adoration of the Magi,
Botticelli's Allegory of Spring, Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch and Caravaggio’s Medusa.
From 1975 to 2013,
he was the scientific director of the Leonardo Project in search of the long-lost Leonardo’s mural The Battle of Anghiari
in the Hall of the 500 in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, a project sponsored by the Armand Hammer Foundation, the Kress Foundation,
the Smithsonian Institution and the Kalpa Group of Loel Guinness.
In 2007, he founded the Center for Interdisciplinary
Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) at the University of California San Diego's California Institute for
Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). He was the director of CISA3 until 2013.
A former National
Geographic Fellow, in 2017 the Royal Photographic Society awarded him for his advances and breakthroughs in the application
of Scientific Imaging to the world of Art and Cultural Heritage.
Since 2017, Seracini has joined SDSU to teach
how to use applied sciences to fight art crimes.
In 2018 he was the key note speaker at the AIA (Authentication in Art)
congress in Amsterdam.
Seracini’ s work has been highlighted in TED talks, and documentaries featuring his work
can be seen on the National Geographic, Smithsonian, and BBC channels. Also, his work was an inspiration for author
Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code.
EDITECH Art & Science Srl
Piazza Santa Maria Soprarno,
50125 Florence, Italy