Authenticity and Replication
The 'Real Thing' in Art and Conservation
Edited by: Rebecca Gordon, Erma Hermens, Frances Lennard
What is the ‘real thing’ in cultural heritage? The papers in this book address the concepts of authenticity and replication for the interpretation, display and conservation of our cultural heritage.
Caron Penney's paper illustrates the complexities of reproducing the 'Hunt of the Unicorn' tapestries for Stirling Castle, Scotland. This paper is a personal reflection revealing the process and decision making involved in such a project and explores the realities and implications of replication to the notion of the 'real thing'.
Published in March 2014