Exhibiting Authenticity

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Manchester University Press, 1997 - Art - 234 pages
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Is authenticity a sham? a widening rift confronts art museum visitors and workers alike, between traditional presentation of artifacts in the name of authenticity and critical comment that recognises it only as a relative and power-laden term. Both points of view are explored here to arrive at a liberating view of art museums.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
The cult of saints and the cult of art5
5
The connoisseurs paradox28
28
The evidence42
42
Verdicts70
70
The judges in the dock91
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Conservation and condition126
126
Conservation and intention165
165
Curators and authenticity197
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SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
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ROBERT G. ECCELES
Dr. Eccles is a founder and President of Advisory Capital Partners, Inc. and a Senior Fellow of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was a tenured professor at the Harvard Business School, where he served on the faculty for 14 years. While there, one of his major research interests was performance measurement and reporting. Dr. Eccles received his undergraduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
ROBERT H. HERZ
A partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Robert Herz is the firm’ s North America Leader of Professional, Technical, Risk, and Quality. His professional service includes positions on the FASB’ s Emerging Issues and Financial Instruments Task Forces, the Financial Accounting Standards Committee of the American Accounting Association, and chair of the SEC Regulations Committee of the AICPA. He is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and a U.K. Chartered Accountant.
E. MARY KEEGAN
Mary Keegan coauthored this book as Head of the Global Corporate Reporting Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she specialized in international corporate governance and reporting. She has also served as Vice President of the Fé dé ration des Experts Comptables Europé ens and as a member of the IASC’ s Standing Interpretations Committee. She is now the Chairman of the U.K. Accounting Standards Board.
DAVID M. H. PHILLIPS
David Phillips is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Assurance/Busine Advisory Services practice in the United Kingdom and serves as the European Leader of ValueReporting. He is a graduate of Nottingham University, where he read Industrial Economics, and isa U.K. CharteredAccountant.

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