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Finding Forgeries

Discover some of the forgeries the Museum of Classical Archaeology keeps in its collection! In a setting like a Cast Gallery, where most things on display are overtly ‘fake’, forgeries occupy an interesting space. Like the plaster casts, they encourage us to ask what authenticity means and how that is decided. Investigate some of the methods that archaeologists and art historians have used to cast doubt on these objects' origins and see if you can spot some of the fakes yourself!

Curated by Alina Kozlovski. Find out more about the project from Alina over at Res Gerendae, the Classics graduate student blog.

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Finding Forgeries is part of our Grads Curate programme, showcasing cutting-edge research from the Faculty of Classics' graduate students.

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