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Fakes and Forgeries

April 15, 2011 — July 2, 2011 at the Bolton Museum, Lancashire, UK. The Bolton is known for its 2003 acquisition of the fraudulent Amarna Princess statue for £440,000.

The museum will host a lecture by Detective Constable Ian Lawson titled "The Art of Deception" on April 15, 2011, the evening before Fakes and Forgeries opens to the public.


Fakes, Forgeries, and Mysteries

Sunday, November 21, 2010 — Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Detroit Institute of Arts

"Discover how museum experts work behind the scenes—using science, technology and art historical research—to reveal the DIA's greatest art mysteries."


Coptic Sculpture in the Brooklyn Museum

Opens February 13, 2009 at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

"A third of the Coptic sculptures at the Brooklyn Museum of Art are modern fakes. Its collection of late Egyptian sculpture was, until now, the second largest in North America. Brooklyn curator Dr Edna Russmann, who is concluding a study of the works, warns that other museums which acquired Coptic sculptures in the past 50 years are likely to face similar problems.

The unmasking of the forgeries will be revealed in an exhibition on “Coptic Sculpture in the Brooklyn Museum”, opening on 13 February 2009. The Art Newspaper can reveal that ten of Brooklyn’s 30 sculptures are now deemed to be complete fakes, with over half the remainder having been recarved and repainted in modern times." -- from The Art Newspaper


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