And the Winner is…

On this day of the announcement of the Academy Award Nominations I am proud to announce the sole nominee in a new, combined category:

The Cultural Heritage Chutzpah and Hypocritical Museum Marketing Award

goes to:

The Royal Ontario Museum

which gained world-wide notoriety in 2002 for its premature, religiously exploitative, money-grabbing exhibit of the dubiously authentic “James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus” ossuary, for its current special exhibition:

Fakes and Forgeries: Yesterday and Today



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