Museum of Art Fakes

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Museum of Art Fakes. Background left: the Hundertwasserhaus.

The Museum of Art Fakes (German: Fälschermuseum) is a museum of faked and forged artworks that opened in Vienna, Austria in 2005. This small, privately run museum in the Landstraße district is the only one of its kind in the German-speaking world.[1]

The exhibits include works by the renowned Vermeer-forger Han van Meegeren and the British art restorer Tom Keating, who claimed to have faked over 2,000 works by more than 100 different artists and deliberately inserted "time bombs" and anachronisms into his paintings. Also on display are items produced by Konrad Kujau, creator of the fake Hitler Diaries, as well as works by David Stein, Elmyr de Hory, Eric Hebborn and Lothar Malskat. In addition, the museum presents information on the history of the most famous forgeries, and the sometimes very dramatic fates of their creators.

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  1. ^ Markt der Täuschungen: Ein Besuch im Fälschermuseum in Wien Anja Witzke, Donaukurier, 10 January 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2010. (German)
This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

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Coordinates: 48°12′27″N 16°23′36″E / 48.20750°N 16.39333°E / 48.20750; 16.39333