Chapel Hill, NC
This exhibition presents three object case-studies from the Ackland’s permanent collection to consider the many types of knowledge used to determine an object’s authenticity.
Drawing from provenance records, connoisseur evaluations, and scientific investigation, Evidence & Expertise demonstrates how no single form of analysis provides a concrete answer about authenticity. Instead, it is only by assessing the various types of evidence together that it is possible to form conclusions.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.