Mark Jones

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Comment: Scholarly research is flourishing but curators’ ability to judge an object’s quality is not

Why museums are falling victim to fakers: expertise is undervalued and in decline

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Restitution

Restitution begins at home: an insider's analysis of the issue of restitution

The return of objects is not just an international issue—domestic claims can also offer insights.

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Forgeries

Books: The fake’s progress from a sign of genius to a nefarious act... and back again

The history and scholarship of art forgery, and a faker’s delighted account of a life of deception

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Fakes & copies

Studies of the Vermeer forger Van Meegeren and 19th-century literary counterfeits

Confusing, criminal, but very virile