The dispute over the authenticity of major museum exhibits: the exhibits have not been appraised and the rights of the donors have not been protected

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 The dispute over the authenticity of major museum exhibits: the exhibits have not been appraised and the rights of the donors have not been protected


The dispute over the authenticity of the exhibits in Chongqing University Museum has not been settled.

Wu Yingqi, the museums exhibit donor, has hired a lawyer to protect his rights, and some cultural relics appraisal institutions have offered assistance to participate in the identification of exhibits and restore the truth as soon as possible, surging news recently learned.

On October 14, a collection enthusiast wrote on the Internet that the Chongqing University Museum, which opened on the eve of the school anniversary, was full of forgeries, spending more than 6 million yuan to build a forgeries Museum.

On October 15, Chongqing University responded that the University attached great importance to it and immediately set up a special working group to check the situation in a serious and responsible manner. The results of the check will be released to the society in time. On the same day, Chongqing Municipal Bureau of cultural relics said it had intervened in the investigation.

As of the time of publication, the two units have not announced the progress of the investigation. On November 15, the head of the museum and social heritage Department of Chongqing Municipal Bureau of cultural relics told surging news that at present, Chongqing University has not entrusted the Bureau of cultural relics to find relevant cultural relics appraisal institutions. According to the person in charge of the publicity section of the Publicity Department of the Party committee of Chongqing University, the special working group set up by the University for this matter specifically involves multiple functional departments of the University. At present, the working group has not identified the exhibits.

Lawyer Qian Weiqings statement

The donor hired a lawyer to protect his rights, and the questioner responded that he was responsible for his words and deeds

According to surging news, Wu Yingqi, the donor of Chongqing University Museum, recently went to Beijing to entrust lawyer Qian Weiqing to investigate, collect evidence and demonstrate the incident. On November 5, Beijing Dacheng Law firm issued a statement by Qian Weiqings team of lawyers, announcing that it formally accepted Wu Yingqis entrustment to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests in accordance with the law. According to the statement, Professor Wu reserves the right to take all means such as litigation. The media and the public should not disseminate untrue statements. What has been published should be stopped immediately and Mr. Wu Yingqis reputation restored.

In his WeChat public address, Qian Weiqing said, Professor Wu Yingqi has been diligent, frugal, and lived in a humble life. His reputation and honor are the most important. Less than a week after the opening of the major museum, he was hit by such a mishap. He vomited blood on the spot and fell down on the sickbed

On the afternoon of November 12, Wu Yingqis daughter, Wu Xiaoni, told surging news (www.thepaper. CN) that the accusation that Wu Yingqi donated gifts as fakes was untrue. At present, her family has entrusted a lawyer to investigate the incident and will file a civil lawsuit for reputation infringement against relevant personnel. On the same day, the reporter also contacted lawyer Qian Weiqing, who said that the lawyers statement had stressed that the parties and the media who spread the untruthful speech should stop infringing Professor Wus reputation right and would not answer any questions related to the lawsuit.

Jiang Shang, a netizen who had previously publicly questioned the forgery of Chongqing University Museums exhibits, told reporters that he had not received any lawyers letter or court summons, nor had Qian Weiqings lawyer and Wus family contacted him.

I am responsible for my words and deeds. There will be a statement about the authenticity of major museum exhibits. Jiang said.

The working group has not yet carried out the identification of exhibits

The dispute over the authenticity of the exhibits in the Museum of Chongqing University also attracted the attention of the collectors.

On November 12, Shaanxi folk art collection judicial appraisal center expressed to surging news that it was willing to provide judicial assistance to participate in the appraisal of controversial exhibits in Chongqing University Museum. Shi Heng, the legal representative of the institution, told surging journalists that as an institution with the qualification of collection judicial appraisal, they have the ability to participate in the appraisal and restore the truth of the event as soon as possible.

Judicial appraisal license of Shaanxi folk collection judicial appraisal center

According to the official website of Chongqing University Education Development Foundation, on February 26, 2019, Wu Yingqi officially handed over all donated collections to Chongqing University Museum, totaling 342 pieces, including 22 bronzes, 161 pottery and porcelain, and 159 jade.

In the past, if we want to identify a large number of collections at one time on a scale like this, our experts need to arrive at the scene to give the appraisal price, but this time we are willing to reduce the appraisal fee for major museum exhibits. Shi Heng said.

According to the query platform of national forensic experts and forensic institutions, Shaanxi folk art collection forensic center has relevant qualifications. Its approved business scope includes: judicial identification of bronze, pottery and porcelain; judicial identification of calligraphy and painting, ancient books, and inscriptions; judicial identification of jewelry and jade, ornamental stone and precious metal; judicial identification of coins and postal products; judicial identification of stone carving, brick and tile, furniture and wood carving, and red collection. Wu Xiaoni, Wu Yingqis daughter, said that Wus family is only the donor of cultural relics. Even if there is a judicial appraisal institution willing to participate, it is up to the University of Chongqing University to decide whether to accept it. On November 15, the head of the Publicity Department of the Publicity Department of the Party committee of Chongqing University told surging news that the special working group set up by the University for this matter has not yet identified the exhibits. The head of the museum and social heritage Department of Chongqing Municipal Bureau of cultural relics also said that at present, Chongqing University has not entrusted the Bureau of cultural relics to look for cultural relics appraisal institutions. For the investigation progress and preliminary conclusion, the above-mentioned two units all said that the information released uniformly shall prevail. Source: surging news editor: Hua Chengyu

According to the query platform of national forensic experts and forensic institutions, Shaanxi folk art collection forensic center has relevant qualifications. Its approved business scope includes: judicial identification of bronze, pottery and porcelain; judicial identification of calligraphy and painting, ancient books, and inscriptions; judicial identification of jewelry and jade, ornamental stone and precious metal; judicial identification of coins and postal products; judicial identification of stone carving, brick and tile, furniture and wood carving, and red collection.

Wu Xiaoni, Wu Yingqis daughter, said that Wus family is only the donor of cultural relics. Even if there is a judicial appraisal institution willing to participate, it is up to the University of Chongqing University to decide whether to accept it.

On November 15, the head of the Publicity Department of the Publicity Department of the Party committee of Chongqing University told surging news that the special working group set up by the University for this matter has not yet identified the exhibits. The head of the museum and social heritage Department of Chongqing Municipal Bureau of cultural relics also said that at present, Chongqing University has not entrusted the Bureau of cultural relics to look for cultural relics appraisal institutions.

For the investigation progress and preliminary conclusion, the above-mentioned two units all said that the information released uniformly shall prevail.