Almost every month there is at least one news story relating to a high-value artwork theft, fraud or authentication scandal. Counterfeited art has been an easy way to make money. The truth of the matter is that it’s really hard to tell the difference between fake and real without an extensive forensics study combined with the keen eyes of the experts. The expert opinion is expensive, time consuming and most importantly is NOT connected to the art piece itself in any physical manner.
Is it possible to combat this problem?
There are many different approaches and methods to protect the pricelessness and to identify its uniqueness: coding technologies and inventory numbers, holographic, coatings, invisible ink are all important elements in monitoring this process. However, there is no one system or method that can be used with an absolute guarantee.
patented authentication technology and the blockchain.
UATAG solution is suitable for museums, art galleries, large private collections, and art in transit. It protects paintings, sculptures, vases, ceramics, pots, sarcophagi, arms and armor, precious silver, jewelry, other high-value assets and exclusive items.
UATAG technology gives 100% protection guarantee against forgery and counterfeit. It is impossible to re-use. It is easily noticeable when tampered with.
Verifying the authenticity of the works of art by attaching Unique Authentication Tag to the artwork itself and storing the information about the tag in a secured blockchain database.
Protecting temporary, traveling exhibitions and artworks during a fit-out, when the risk of substitution is the highest. The exhibits are most vulnerable to be targeted by counterfeiters during transportation, storage, and display.
can be authenticated rapidly and easily by anyone.
Use any QR Code reading application to scan the QR Code of the UATAG label attached to the valuable item.<b
Once QR code is scanned, the user receives the image of the UATAG from the database and able to compare the glass pattern on the screen with the physical tag.
If UATAG glass pattern matches with their images on the screen, then the artwork is valid - innovation at its best.
Due to the unique physical properties of glass, the position, shape, and size of the glass cracks are completely unpredictable and non-reproducible. When a plate of glass is mechanically damaged, the cracks that are formed will have a unique pattern that cannot be replicated. Thus, each UATAG identifier can protect genuine artwork with the highest level of security.Read More
The resolution of a human eye is about 3000 dpi. For comparison, computer screens have resolutions between 72 dpi and 105 dpi. Thus, in distinguishing small parts of the image details (the cracks), the human eye is better than any scanner. Therefore, the human eyes visual authentication approach is used in order to verify the authenticity of a product without using any additional devices.Read More
The blockchain database is highest possible protection against tampering and reliably supports a growing number of digital records. Furthermore, using the blockchain, we get the most stable digital registry, reliable data synchronization and protection against substitution of data as a result of attacks.Read More
“National Museum of the History of Ukraine agreed on cooperation and partnership with UATAG company. The invention of the Unique Authentication technology is an outstanding event for a global museum community. The solution protects museum values from substitution, and verify the authenticity of artworks and collectibles instantly.”
General Manager of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine.