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History/Art: Medieval Mystery

An entertainment created by the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lille and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Medieval Mystery uses a game format to illustrate one of the primary tasks of museum curators and archivists: determining the authenticity or not of works of art. Using a group of late 15th century Dutch paintings with an uncertain provenance, the game attempts to answer four questions: What are the origins of the paintings? How do they relate to each other? What did they mean in the 15th century? Who was the Master of the Embroidered Foliage to whom they were attributed in 1926 by Max Friedländer, the German art historian. <>