From 23rd January – 7th February 2010, at the Victoria & Albert Museum South Kensington, the Metropolitan Police Service’s Art & Antiques Unit will be showcasing some of the investigative methods involved in detecting and preventing the increasingly sophisticated crime of art forgery and its impact on modern society. A member of the Art & Antiques unit will lead daily tours of the Fakes and Forgeries exhibition at 2.45pm. Access to the exhibition is free.

In conjunction with this a panel of leading experts will discuss the world of art on Friday 5th February 2010 in the V & A lecture theatre from 19.15hrs – 20.30hrs. Ian Blatchford (Deputy Director, V&A) DS Vernon Rapley (Metropolitan Police Service Art & Antiques Unit) Grayson Perry (Artist & Turner Prize winner) Ms Janet Ulph (Senior Lecturer Durham Law School) Lesley Webster (Former Keeper at the British Museum) Dr Mark Evans (Senior Curator of Paintings V&A)

To obtain a free ticket book online via Activites & Events, Fakes & Forgeries on the V&A website or call 020 7942 2211.