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How to spot a fake museum photo

The Hill – Posted October 25, 2018 12:01:46 In the age of social media, a photo is just a photo.

But that doesn’t mean it has to be one.

And that’s where it gets tricky.

We’ve all seen the images of a museum’s collection, but not all are the real deal.

Some of these photos are fake, with the photo taken by a tourist or by an insider.

It can be a quick and easy way to see if a photo’s authenticity is in doubt.

And for many, it’s also a way to learn about a particular museum’s collections.

But can you spot the fake?

The best way to spot fake photos is to look at the image from multiple angles, so the artist can really get a feel for what they’re trying to achieve.

Here are 10 fake museum photos that show how to spot the truth.


The National Museum of Art in Washington, D.C. photo credit: National Museum Of Art via The Hill 1.

National Museum In Washington, DC. photo by James E. Cramer/National Museum of Arts via The Washington Post 1.

New York Museum of Modern Art photo credit, courtesy of National Museum, via The New York Times 1.

Museum of the Moving Image photo credit courtesy of Getty Images 1.

Metropolitan Museum of Photography photo credit © Flickr user  by Michael D. Cossen, CC BY 2.

National Gallery of Art photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 3.

American Museum of Natural History photo credit Flickr user David B. Smith 3.

The Metropolitan Museum Of Photography photo by Joe Pugliese/Getty Images 3.

National Mall photo credit by Joe Porter/Getty 4.

Metropolitan Park Photo Credit: Flickr user jimmy james/Flickr user Jeff Kravitz 5.

National Library of Medicine photo credit via The Verge 6.

National Art Museum photo credit Courtesy of the National Library Of Medicine via The Wall Street Journal 6.

Art Museum of Philadelphia photo credit @joe bernardini via The Philadelphia Inquirer 6.

Museum Of Science and Industry photo credit Getty Images 6.

American History Museum photo courtesy Flickr user Peter B. Schmeichel via The National Post 6.

Central Park Photo Courtesy of National Park Service via Flickr user Mike Dyer 7.

The Met Life Museum photo via Getty Images 7.

Smithsonian Institution photo credit Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution via The Atlantic 10.

The New Museum Of Modern Art, NY photo by Mike Dyers Photography/GettyImages 10.

National Park Photo via Flickr:  Courtesy National Park Foundation via The Huffington Post