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Delaware Museum Exhibit Offers Insight into Detecting Art Fraud

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    Delaware Museum Exhibit Offers Insight into Detecting Art Fraud
    Cortesía del Winterthur vía DailyCandy.
    This beautiful façade belongs to the "Winterthur" a wonderful place that in addition to protecting more than 85,000 objects of exhibition is surrounded by 60 acres of garden.

    A new exhibition at Delaware's Winterthur Museum offers would-be sleuths a firsthand look at how experts detect high-priced fakes and forgeries.

    The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 7. It includes a broad range of objects that illustrate the ongoing battle pitting clever forgers and con men against equally determined art conservationists and historians, who used trained eyes, paper trails and high-tech equipment to determine what's real and what's not.

    The items on display, both genuine and fake, extend well beyond paintings and fine art, to include high fashion, furniture, sports memorabilia, even postage stamps and weather vanes.