Art Forgery Kit

Starting at $165.00

Young art detectives use history and chemistry to solve the mystery of original paintings and forgeries!

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What determines if a painting is real or fake? This is the question students answer through a series of experiments. Working in groups of 4, detectives test for lead in paint, look for fluorescence under a UV light, and examine paint colors to conclude if they are layered or mixed. Students review works inspired by renowned artists including Monet, Van Gogh, and Pollock. Kit includes an instruction manual and supplies to test the authenticity of the paintings. Kit contains lead nitrate and potassium chromate. UV lamp, small test tubes with stoppers, distilled water, spatulas, and match books required, not included. Refill Kit sold separately. For up to 24 students. Recommended for Elementary and up.

Kit includes:

  • Single Edge Razor Blades
  • Magnifying Lenses
  • Paraffin Cubes
  • Pipets
  • Paintings, 6 Pr
  • Empty Dropper Bottles w/ Caps
  • Lead Nitrate Solution
  • Potassium Chromate Solution
  • Instructor Manual
  • Student Data Sheets

Refill Kit includes:

  • Wax Chunks, 6 Ea
  • Foam Board, 12 Ea
  • Lead Nitrate, 1 Ea
  • Hydrochloric Acid, 1 Ea