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    • treasures on trial

    Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

    When:

    Saturday April 1st 2017 to Sunday January 7th 2018

    • Sundays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Tuesdays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Wednesdays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Thursdays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Fridays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Saturdays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of luxury and everyday objects further illustrates that rarity, supply, and desirability can make anything fair game for a clever forger or fraudster intent on turning a handsome profit.

     

    Winterthur’s conservators, scientists, and technicians are leaders in the field of scientific analysis of fine art and antiques, and its curatorial team is renowned for their connoisseurship skills. Scientific analysis and stylistic clues will be presented alongside artwork and objects, exposing the broad range of motives and techniques used to test and fool collectors and experts. These tricks of the trade will also reveal fascinating stories about the forgers themselves.

     

    *Image at top: Copy of Oleanders, after Vincent Van Gogh, John Myatt, 2012, mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of Washington Green Fine Art

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    $5 - $20
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