“Colette Loll is a true superstar!  Her lecture, “Fakes, Frauds, and the Art of Deception” was the highlight of the SBMA lecture series.  Her subject is riveting on so many levels…and she presents it with such wit, charm, passion and enthusiasm that our audience did not want to let her go!  They would have listened to her for hours. ” 

-Jill Finsten, Ph.D., Director of Special Projects for the Study of Art and Culture,
Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

“Colette Loll recently gave a dynamic, fast-paced lecture to a rapt, sold-out crowd for the Norfolk Society of Arts in Norfolk, Virginia.Her breadth of knowledge on art authentication issues, delivered in an engaging, accessible manner, is astounding.” 

-Ann McCarthy, President, The Norfolk Society of Arts

“I was absolutely enthralled by Colette Loll, as was an entire audience this morning. She is more than fascinating, she’s captivating. Her subject is of interest to professional and layman alike, and she brings the search and the scoundrels to life.”  

-Survey response from lecture attendee

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28-29 June | The Emerging Use of Traceable Forensic Markers in Cultural Heritage Protection, Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium, Queen Mary University, London

2 May | The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, Cincinnati Art Museum, OH

12 April | Loxahatchee Country Club, Jupiter, FL

24 March | New Technologies Bringing Integrity to the Arts and Culture Sector, Scientific Program: 2nd International Conference on Artwork Expertise, Rio de Janiero, Brazil (POSTPONED NEW DATE TBD)

21 Jan | The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Georgetown, DC


14 October | Good, Better, Best: Collecting for the 21st Century, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

13 September | The Norfolk Society of Arts Lecture Series, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

24 July | Keynote Address, Sea, Sand and Fraud 2017 International Anti-fraud training, Chalkidiki, Greece

1 June | Public Lecture, Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, Wilmington, DE

19 May | Art & Craft Screening and Q&A with Mark Landis, Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, DE

12 May | Art & Forensics: Authentication and Theft Prevention, New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ

4 April | Membership Tour, Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, DE

2 April | Curator Led Tour, Treasures on Trial: The Stories Behind the Headlines, Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, DE

10 March | Keynote Address opening of the Sulgrave Art Show, Sulgrave Club, Washington, DC


3 September | True of False? Fakes in the Art World, International Conference Artwork Expertise, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1 February | 2016 International Speakers Series, Vero Beach Museum of Art, FL

Fakes Forgeries, and the Art of Deception


5-6 November | Art Talks @ Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

27  March | Dialogue with the Director, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

19 March | National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

16 March | Smithsonian Associates, Washington, DC

14 February | Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK

4 February | Inspiring Minds, Denver, CO

January 22 | Maritime Museum, Roanoke, VA


1 October | Canton Museum of Art, OH

24 July | The Last Pollock: Solving the Mystery, South Hampton Art Center, NY

21 May | John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

9 March | Springfield Museums, MA


8 November | ‘The Last Jackson Pollock’, Art From the Ground Up, SUNY Stony Brook University, New York, NY


24 October | Fakes, Forgeries and Online Fraud, Interpol International Conference on Counterfeit Art, Lyon, France



24 March | Cultural Heritage CLE program, New Orleans Bar Association, George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts New, Orleans, LA


15 November | Art Collecting: What you Should Know about the Law, Harvard Business School Club of New York, NY


17 November | How Photography Influences Cross-Cultural Dialogue, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC (Director of Marketing, Laila Jadallah)

13 April | Antiquities Coalition #CultureUnderThreat Task Force Report, Middle East Institute, Washington, DC

24 March | Slavery at Sea, 2016 Lecture Series, The Mariners Museum and Park, Newport New, VA (organizer)

4 March | Culture in the Crossfire: The Security and Policy Implications of the Trafficking and Destruction of Antiquities, Middlebury Institute for International Studies, Monterey, CA

3 March | Exhibiting Inauthentic: The Intent to Deceive, Romisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Conference (2016 Scholarship Awardee, Felicity Strong)

3 February | Art in Response to Conflict, Media Lounge Session at The College Art Association Annual Meeting, hosted by the Middle East Institute, Washington, DC (Project Manager, Laila Jadallah)


2 December | Rethinking Art Authentication, New York City Bar Association, NY

June 25 | Art Authentication Issues, Art Business Forum, New York, NY


November 9 | New York Appraisers Association, NY


Art Fraud and XRF Workshop: Solving the Mystery of Photons and Forgery


February 13 | Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK


May 23 | John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL