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Over decades, the small museum of Elna in southern France built up a collection of works by local painter Etienne Terrus, mostly oils and watercolors of the region's landscapes and architecture.Elna's Terrus Museum began collecting his work in the 1990s and splurged over the last five years, acquiring 80 new canvases often thanks to local fundraising drives.A panel of experts judged that 82 of the museum's 140 works were fakes, at an estimated loss of 160,000 euros ($200,000).A state museum in the Belgian city of Ghent was accused of exhibiting fakes in January after it displayed 26 works supposedly by Russian avant-garde artists such as Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky.
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