Art, conservation and authenticities: material, concept, context

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Archetype Publications, 2009 - Art - 266 pages
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To identify exactly what constitutes an artwork's 'authentic' state can be problematic and challenging; maintaining or displaying it as such even more so. 'Authenticity' is one of the most influential factors that determine a course of action for a work of art in need of conservation. It is also one of the most contested, and currently subject to critical revision, reinvestment, and redirection.

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