FAKES, FORGERIES, AND FRAUDS
By Nancy Moses
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.
“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
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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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...
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...
The International New York Times reported that a painting entitled “Femme Assise,” or “Seated Woman/Woman Sitting in an Armchair” was returned to its rightful owner. Seventy years after its disappearance, and after a lengthy legal battle, the painting was finally...
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