Winterthur Museum

Exhibition will present great fakes & explain the science behind detecting them

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Utilizing cutting edge SmartWater® forensic technology

Art & Artistic Legacy Protection

A proactive countermeasure to combat online art fraud

Art Fraud Insights, LLC is committed to educational outreach on the topics of art forgery, cultural heritage crimes, and the emerging role of forensic science in the attribution process

News and Noteworthy

Archaeologists In Syria Use ‘Data Water’ To Confound Antiquities Smugglers

Mar 23,2017 | artfraud | Comments 0

Listen to Colette Loll, on NPR’s Morning Edition with Deborah Amos. In this segment, she demonstrates how SmartWater is helping to fight the smuggling, sale and trade of antiquities from Syria. Listen to the full segment here.

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Auctioneers buy into forensics to expose the fakes and frauds

Feb 6,2017 | artfraud | Comments 0

Colette Loll, Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights is quoted in the February issue of The Art Newspaper on how forensic science is being used by auction houses. The establishment of the first in-house scientific research department at a major auction house “is indicative of where the market is going”, says Colette Loll, the […]

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How to Tell If a Painting Is Worth a Million Dollars, or Just a Fake

Apr 13,2016 | artfraud | Comments 0

Colette Loll, Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights tells Cathy Alter how she relies on a keen eye to expose forgeries in the art world for the April issue of of Oprah Magazine. Read the full article here.  

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