When one lives in New York City, she is sometimes faced with the choice of which of a number of conservation related events taking place at the same time to attend. Tonight was one of those times. On lower Fifth Avenue, the Salmagundi Art Club was hosting a program on “Investigating Authenticity in Art: Scholarship, Scientific Analysis and Connoisseurship”, while on upper Fifth Avenue, the Institute of Fine Arts was hosting a program on “Cultural Heritage in Troubled Times: War Damage, Pillaging and Saving the Monuments”. I chose to attend the IFA program. I wonder if I made the right choice.