New Takes on Old Fakes

Museums should embrace the fakes in their collections.

This summer in London, the National Gallery pieced together a fantastic exhibition, “Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries”, using a variety of pieces with dodgy provenance.

This winter, the Detroit Institute of Arts is following suit and turning its worries about authenticity into a money-making opportunity with a new exhibition: “Fakes, Forgeries, and Mysteries”.

Read about how museums should come clean here

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