Monday, August 19, 2013

Scandal in China over the museum with 40,000 fake artefacts

Jibaozhai Museum in Hebei closes amid internet ridicule because nearly all its artefacts alleged to be forgeries.

A museum in China has a problem. It seems to have a few fakes in its vast collection. Well, as many as 40,000. Everything it owns may be nothing more than a mass of crude forgeries.

Wei Yingjun, a consultant to the Jibaozhai Museum in Jizhou, about 150 miles south of Beijing, insists the situation is not that bad. He is "quite positive" that 80 or even more pieces out of tens of thousands in the museum are authentic. 

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