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Definition: action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage
...outrage, rumour, or gossip arising from this


From Greek skandalon 'snare, stumbling block' and Latin scandalum 'cause offence'

[Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 2007]

The biographies grouped under this theme explore artists, dealers and scholars associated with objects in the Fitzwilliam Museum who have been the subject of scandal - art scandal, political scandal and sexual scandal. Who benefitted from the looting of the Sistine Chapel in 1798? How many wives and children were denied the inheritance of Titian's Tarquin and Lucretia in 1918? What does espionage have to do with Poussin's Eliezer and Rebecca?