Springfield Museums Press Releases

CBCRadio Podcast: Intent to Deceive: Why art forgeries are commanding top level security

January 15, 2014

The fakes and forgeries of the Art World are now on tour. There are 60 works - only 14 of them authentic - showing the genius of those who would imitate Rembrandt or Vermeer ...to name two. Today, we take a close look at the art of forgery and the deceptiveness of authentic art.

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WBUR: ‘Intent To Deceive’ Explores Some Of The Art World’s Best Fakes

January 7, 2014

They’re described as the world’s most notorious con artists, and they’re about to be profiled in an exhibit set to debut at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Mass.

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Rainforest Adventure Awaits Families at the Springfield Museums; Special Opening Day Celebration Scheduled for January 25

January 6, 2014

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014, and is sponsored by United Bank.

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Video: WGBY's Connecting Point

January 2, 2014

Stored on a shelf for over 100 hundred years, a rare anthropological treasure was recently discovered in the Springfield Science Museum’s permanent collections. Originally cataloged as an “Aleutian hat,” the artifact had been preserved in museum collections for over a century before being identified last month as a war helmet from the Tlingit people of Alaska. Beautifully carved and with much of the original paint still visible, the helmet is one of a relatively small number in existence worldwide. Dave Stier, Director of the Springfield Science Museum, and Dr. Ellen Savulis, Curator of Anthropology, Springfield Science Museum explain more about this exciting discovery

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New York Times Article: So Valuable, It Could Almost Be Real

December 31, 2013

A personal escort — flying first class to be well rested and alert — will accompany the painting “The Head of Christ” from the moment it leaves the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, until it is safely locked in the vault at Springfield Museums in Massachusetts this month, when it will be exhibited in the United States for the first time.

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