Authenticity: Repatriating, Replicating, Revisualising

Working with the Smithsonian Collection, this online exhibition asks you to question the importance of authenticity.

Do we need ‘real’ objects in museums anymore?

Or is a replica just as good?

Come along and decide for yourself.

Visit the online exhibition

Authenticity: Repatriating, Replicating, Revisualising is part of a wider series of exhibitions and projects undertaken by MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies as part of an Interpretations course module.

The exhibition will be hosted online and can be accessed here from 7 December 2020 to 1 March 2021.


Lora Collins & John Zastrow (2012) Killer Whale Crest Hat. [Wood, Hair, Shell, Fur] US-Alaska. Source: Smithsonian.