FAKES, FORGERIES, AND FRAUDS

By Nancy Moses

What’s real? What’s fake? Why do we care? In this time of false news and fake science these questions are more important than ever. Join Nancy as she goes beyond the headlines, tweets, and blogs to explore the true nature of authenticity and why it means so much.

Award-Winning Author

Nancy Moses

Nancy Moses is an award-winning author, media producer, and former museum director who writes about iconic cultural treasures and the provocative issues they raise. She serves as Chair of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and was a Visiting Scholar at the American University of Rome.

Other Books

Stolen, Smuggled, Sold

Stolen, Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures tells compelling stories of iconic cultural objects that were stolen, smuggled or sold… and returned to their original owner.

Lost in the Museum

Nancy Moses has received a 2008 Book of the Year Gold Medal in the Popular Culture category in ForeWord Magazine’s annual competition. 

Fakes, Forgeries, and Frauds

What’s real? What’s fake? Why do we care? In this time of false news and fake science these questions are more important than ever.

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“Once again, Nancy Moses has written about a subject that is both timely and timeless. She takes the reader on a journey that spans centuries and continents and provides a lively narrative about some of history’s most revered and iconic masterworks.” 

—BRENT D. GLASS
Director Emeritus
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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Faking Photos at the National Archives

Faking Photos at the National Archives

            On January 18, 2020 The National Archives and Records Center issued a press release apologizing for displaying a photo of protesters at the 2017 Women’s March that obscured references critical to President Trump. The apology explained the image wasn’t...

What is a Fake, a Forgery, or a Fraud?

What is a Fake, a Forgery, or a Fraud?

Fakes, forgeries, and frauds are the curse of museums and the plague of art collectors.  Fakes destroy reputations, bankrupt galleries, and menace panels of experts who authenticate artworks. The value of a painting can soar to hundreds of millions of dollars or crash...

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