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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. 

ISBN: 9781904982999


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 


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