What's in the current Museums Journal...

October 2006,
Features
Faking it
From bogus Botticellis to fraudulent fish, fakes have a long history in museum collections. Katrina Burroughs exposes some of the most notorious examples...

'...'people, many of who are serious scholars and great connoisseurs, are taken in by fakes' - Mark Jones, V&A...'
The great giveaway
In the first of three articles on disposal, Sharon Heal looks at the ways in which museums have changed how they manage their collections over the years...

'…‘We had a government that knew the cost of everything and the value of nothing’ — Tristram Besterman…'
Manchester vision
After just a few months in the director’s role at the Manchester Museum, Nick Merriman is busy implementing some major cultural changes. Felicity Heywood finds out about his plans...

'…‘Rather than say I can’t possibly take the decision, I would rather we have the confidence to say this is less useful and this is more useful’…'

In the News

Glasgow museums in move to trust status

UK museums accused of delaying return of human remains to Tasmania

Also in the October Museums Journal...

Reviews of The Thomas Layton Collection, London; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; Egyptian Galleries, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, V&A London; The Animals' War, Imperial War Museum, London; plus jobs, calendar, classified ads and noticeboard...

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The month that was...

Museums Journal September 2006