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FAKES, MISTAKES AND MYSTERY AT THE WHIPPLE

Thursday 19 October: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, CB2 3RH

A mystery is unfolding... Unravel the network of lies behind a series of forgeries at the Whipple at this interactive evening for adults and young people. Learn how to spot a fake and uncover clues that identify criminal dealers and forgers. As in the art world, the business of creating a forgery of a historical scientific instrument is a lucrative one - who is responsible?

Curators and researchers at the Whipple have been exposing forgeries since the 1950s. At 6pm, join curator Dr. Joshua Nall to hear how research recently exposed fakes in our collection before uncovering more links in a network of forgers and dealers.

Booking Information

No need to book.

Accessibility

Lift, Step-free access, Accessible toilet

Additional Information

Age: 15+, Talk, Hands-on, Drop in, Free

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