Microbes could be a new weapon in the fight against counterfeit paintings. Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, during a press tour of the Uffizi museum on June 3, 2020. Photo: AP /Andrew Medichini Microbes could be a new weapon in the fight against counterfeit paintings. Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, during a press tour of the Uffizi museum on June 3, 2020. Photo: AP /Andrew Medichini
Microbes could be a new weapon in the fight against counterfeit paintings. Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, during a press tour of the Uffizi museum on June 3, 2020. Photo: AP /Andrew Medichini

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

  • Microbes on paintings could be used to identify counterfeits and halt the decay of classic artworks
  • They could also give an idea of where a painting has been stored over the centuries

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Microbes could be a new weapon in the fight against counterfeit paintings. Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, during a press tour of the Uffizi museum on June 3, 2020. Photo: AP /Andrew Medichini Microbes could be a new weapon in the fight against counterfeit paintings. Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, during a press tour of the Uffizi museum on June 3, 2020. Photo: AP /Andrew Medichini
Microbes could be a new weapon in the fight against counterfeit paintings. Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, during a press tour of the Uffizi museum on June 3, 2020. Photo: AP /Andrew Medichini
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