This lecture will be given by Malcolm Kenwood, a former specialist police detective investigating art and antique crime. He was also the Recoveries Director for the Art Loss Register who operate an international commercial database of stolen cultural property.

The question of fake decorative art has been in vogue for hundreds of years, however increasingly sophisticated methods are being used by criminals to generate vast profits. The lecture reveals actual case studies, demonstrating the lengths forgers will go in passing off works as legitimate. Skilled forgers capable of imitating well known artists have provided the ability to dupe many at the highest level within the art market. Experts have estimated that a high percentage of all works within the art market are fake. These scams ultimately inflict considerable damage to collectors and the trade.

Coffee will be available from 1.45pm, and the talk will be followed by Afternoon Tea, with home-made sandwiches, cakes and biscuits.


This event has been organised by the Kent Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

The Kippington Centre

Kippington Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, Sevenoaks, TN13 2LL

Entry details

£25 (includes homemade afternoon tea)

To book, please contact Jane Johnson on kent@artfund.org.uk



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