Half the collection consists of forgeries

This must be a museum’s nightmare: half the collection consists of fakes, forgeries. Yet this is exactly what happened to the Étienne Terrus Museum in Elne, in France. The news, apparently first broadcasted by the BBC, is now making headlines around the world.

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A Renoire?

Doubts were already raised in 2014 – and earlier. Now whole collection is tainted.


When I heard it, I simply couldn’t help laughing. In between the denials, then admittance by the White House, Trump lied about the call to the widow – it lightened the mood.

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Fake? Fortune? A new Rembrandt?

The period home and Rembrandt museum in Amsterdam, sent me an invitation. Not to attend an opening: their summer exhibition on the friendship between Jan Six and Rembrandt opened early May. You can visit it at Rembrandt’s former home till early September 2017.

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“Verso”: a room full of fakes

On reading the pre-announcements and advertising blurb before this exhibition opened, I raised an eyebrow. Was the Mauritshuis Museum’s modern art exhibition “Verso” worth a visit? Would it fascinate friends?

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