Microbes could help save Old Masters, catch forgers and show a painting’s provenance

//Microbes could help save Old Masters, catch forgers and show a painting’s provenance

Microbes could help save Old Masters, catch forgers and show a painting’s provenance

Microbes could be game changers in authenticating and preserving Old Master paintings and other art, according to a new US scientific study.Its findings could have far-reaching consequences for the US$60 billion a year art market, in which provenance can be notoriously hazy and difficult to pin down.Researchers said microbes clinging to the surface of paintings and sculptures can be used to help identify counterfeits. They could also be crucial in halting the decay of some of the world’s great…

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