January 2024 MassMu Brown Bag Lunch Fakes & Forgeries

MassMu Brown Bag Lunch
Fakes & Forgeries: Discover How an Art Detective Unravels the Truth
 
Learn how art detectives discern fakes and forgeries during the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday, January 23, beginning at 12:10 p.m. Doug Bort, founder and lead investigator of Odyssey Global Consulting, LLC, will talk about detecting art and cultural property crimes. The event will conclude about 12:50 p.m. to accommodate guests on their lunch hours.
 
Prior to leading his own company, Bort spent 21 years as a special agent with the United States Customs Service and Homeland Security Investigations. An expert in the investigation of art and cultural property crimes, he conducted many complex international investigations and undercover operations. He has trained many fellow law enforcement personnel on how to probe the truth in art and cultural property crimes.
 
In his presentation, Bort will explore how some of the most successful forgers fooled the expert community and how to detect fakes and forgeries when examining artworks. 
 
Knowledge gained from experts with decades of experience in the field to determine whether an object’s authenticity may be suspect will be discussed, as well as when provenance may raise further suspicions.
 
The Brown Bag Lunch series is free and open to everyone.  Guests may bring lunch or purchase sandwiches, salad, and smoothies at Greatness Cafe in the Museum lobby.  MassMu provides complimentary cookies and coffee for attendees. Galleries will be open before and after the Brown Bag Lunch.  
 
The Brown Bag Lunch series is free and open to everyone.  Guests may bring lunch or purchase sandwiches, salad, and smoothies at Greatness Cafe in the Museum lobby.  MassMu provides complimentary cookies and coffee to all attendees.
 
The Massillon Museum is grateful for operating support from the Ohio Arts Council, ArtsinStark, and the citizens of Massillon, as well as marketing support from Visit Canton. The Brown Bag Lunch series is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. A visit is always free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
 
 
Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director – 330-833-4061 x111
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator – 330-844-1525
 
 
Doug Bort

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