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Subject: Forgeries


From: Helena Jaeschke <mrshjaeschke>
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2002
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A UK national newspaper is hoping to run several stories on the
problems facing conservation. The journalist is currently collecting
stories regarding fakes which were offered for sale to museums or
individuals in the last year or so and which were detected (or would
have been detected) by conservators. We know of several cases where
the conservator was not allowed to examine the object until after
purchase and immediately spotted that it was a reproduction (or a
deliberate forgery) but would love to hear of more. UKIC is advising
the journalist and can act as a conduit to ensure that no
embarrassing details are revealed.

Helena Jaeschke
Archaeological conservator and chair UKIC Public Relations Group

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:21
               Distributed: Thursday, September 19, 2002
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Received on Wednesday, 18 September, 2002

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