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