ArtWork Expertise

Rio de Janeiro - 24th March 2018

Windsor Barra Hotel

International Conference



Dear colleagues


ICAE 2018 that will take place in Rio de Janeiro, has as main goals to update and fraternize with the art investigation and art experts teams that operate in the region.


It will be an excellent oportunity to exchange experiences, and we hope you could proportion a favorable atmosphere in order to begin multidisciplinary studies and to expand our community even more.


We will have a high quality cientific programme. We will have the presence of national and international orators. This work philosophy applies to art experts, restorers, chemists, physicists and musologists; as well to all the professions that take part in the wide world of the art market .

We are living a unique moment in the country. We have to look for the competition, seriousness and compromise with our clients, and also to make the authorities commit with all their determination in order to facilitate the access to the best knowledges possibles to everybody, with no discrimitation at all. We do not have to resign ourselves to less, either in the public or private area.


We also have as a goal offering training and education for the youngest with quiality plans and with the corresponding certifications.

Our premise is: “For more doctors in a world of healers”
Be welcomed to Rio de Janeiro!


We truly hope we count on your presence.

International speakers will discuss the following topics:

Art Market and Insurance

New technologies for science espertise Art

Interdisciplinary expert investigation

Public-Private coordination on heritage protection



Colette Loll

Washigton - Founder and Director of the Art Fraud Insights. Senior Advisor of SmartWater Foundation

After graduation, International Art Crime (ARCA-International Art Crime Studies).

Master’s degree in History of the decorative arts (Corcoran College of Art+Design/Smithsonian Associates).

Graduated in commercialization and marketing  (Michigan State University)

Colette Loll is the founder and idrector of Art Fraud Insights, a consultant dedicated to study the fraude related to art.
She has given conferences at Universities, museums and forensic institutes of United States and Europe, she also trains federal agents about falsification for the Protection Program of the Cultural Heritage of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

She has given conferences in Smithsonian (Washington, DC); Budapest University (Hungary); Interpol office in France (Lyon, France); Cranfield Forensic Institute (United Kingdom); West Dean College (United kingdom); Stony Brook University, (Manhattan, New York); Sulgrave Club (Washington, DC) ICAE 2016 (Argentina) among other presentations.

Andres S. Ledesma

Madrid - Technical Director of Art-Lab Applied Chemistry Professor at the Madrid Complutense University.

Graduated in Biochemistry, Degree in Advanced Studies in Conservation of the Artistic Heritage, Havana University and Polythecnical University of Valence.

Advanced Studies in Restoration and Conservation of the Historical Heritage, Polythecnical University of Valence.

25 year long experience at the scientific study of cultural goods. He was formed in this area at highly recognised centers such as the National Conservation, Restoration and Museology Center of Havana, Cultural Heritage Institue of Spain, during the years 1993-99, and in the Polytechnical University of Valence. He has teaching experience in private centers for restorers training such as CEROA and OEBEN, as well as the Complutense University of Madrid. He founded one of the private companies with the biggest eperience in the cientific study of cultural goods: Arte-Lab S.L. and linked the analysis laboratory of Bornemisza Thyssen Museum.

Marcelo El Haibe

Buenos Aires - Inspector Commissioner Head of the Cultural Heritage Protection Department Interpol, Federal Police of Argentina.

Lawyer, graduated of the University of Buenos Aires.

He joined the Argentinean Federal Police in 1984. He currently is the Comissioner and chief of the Cultural Heritage Protection Department, which depends on the General International Coordination Directorate –INTERPOL, where he works in fighting the ilicit trafficking of cultural goods since 2000. He is a permanent member the Argentinean Comittee that fights against the ilicit trafficking of Cultural Goods, it functions inside the Culture Ministery.

In the year 2015 the Unesco named him as Expert Consultant in subjects realted to the Convention about the measures to be taken into consideration in order to prohibit and prevent the importation, exporatation and the transfer of Ilicit properties of cultural goods.

He has given many courses about “Protection of the Archaeological and Paleontological Heritage”. He gave them in Argentina at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Science Museum, in the paleontological area of it; and in the National Institute of Anthropology and Latinoamerican Thought, the lecture was about archaelogical goods. In the exterior he gave courses about Security and Investigation of Cultural Crimes thanks to the Italian Republic through the Tutela Patrimonio Culturale (Cultural Heritage Guardianship) depending on the Carabinieri gun in the year 2003.

He did several presentations about the illegal trafic of cultural goods in various areas: private and public. The presentations took place in Argentina and in many other countries around the world.

Additionally he participates in the investigation of crimes against the cultural heritage, whether it would be because of robbery of works of art of about the archaelogical  and paleontological heritage trafficking. Both kinds of investigations have had widely positive results.

He is a lawyer. Additionally he has done the following postgraduate courses:

In the year 2013 he got the qualification of Cultural Manager, given by the University of Tres de Febrero. 2014 he got a degree in Cultural Management, Sustainable Heritage and Tourism given by the Ortega and Gasset Foundation. In the year 2015 he finished the International Postgraduate in Sustainable Heritage and Tourism, organised by the Unesco.

He has recently got a Master’s Degree in “Artistic and Cultural Heritage in Colonial South America” at the University of Philosophy and Arts of the U.B.A.

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Public and National Calligrapher, qualification given by the Faculty of Law and Social Sciencies of the U. B. A. (University of Buenos Aires) Holder of the diploma of Document Examination Specialist by the University of Salamnca (Spain)..


She finds herself enrolled as an expert for the Judicial Power of the Nation in all the jurisdictions since 2006. Today she develops her expert’s profession and her private consultant’s job.
She is part of the Steering Council of th Public Professional Calligraphers’s School of the City of Buenos Aires. She is a representative when working with the Cultural Comission of CEPUC (Coordinator of Professional Universitary Entities), and also when working with the Judicial Department of Lomas de Zamora.

SIPDO member – International Society of Experts in Document Examination- Technical Advisor in GIVOA -Consultant for expertise and valuation of works of art- Teacher in the Secretariat of University Prolongation and Student Affairs of the Argentinian Federal Police’s University Institute (IUPFA), and head teacher of postgraduate study at UMSA University, at the Art Department: “Specialization in the Argentinian Painting. Acknowledgment of authorship of the subject” of the subject “Constants in the Artistic Prosuction. Stylistics”. .



Graduated in Expertise and appraisal of works from the Art Department of the University of the Argentinean Social Museum

Founder of Givoa and ICAE, university professor University of Santa Úrsula, Rio de Janeiro


Gustavo Perino, is the founder of GIVOA (Interdisciplinary Group of works of art’s appraisal), he was also the ideologist of ICAE (International Conference Artwork Expertise) that had its first edition in September 2016. Member of the executive committee of INTI-Superficial Processes in the National Industrial Technology Institute of Argentina.
He was a University Professor at the University of the Argentinean Social Museum, and has participated as a speaker and colaborated since 2013 in many activities related to the art expertise work in the Interpol, Federal Police, INTI, Emilio Pettoruti Fine arts Provincial Museum among other institutions.
Currently he lives in the city of Rio de Janeiro, working at the Givoa’s subsidiary in Brazil and organizing the second edition of ICAE 2018. He was designated as a Post Graduation Studies teacher for the year 2018 at the University of Santa Úrsula, educational institution founded in 1939 at the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Josy Morais


Teacher at the Museum of Sacred Art of San Pablo, Teacher and Coordinator of Conservation and Restauration of Heritage Goods. Director of NAR- Centerpiece of Arts, conservation and restauration.


Experience: Studied at the University of Santa Úrsula the career of Specialization, Conservation and Restoring, she currently teaches at the afforementioned University and is a post-graduation of the university coordinator. Director of the Centerpiece Art and Restore, company dedicated to the aplication of technological resources to the restoring and dedicated to education as well.

Douglas Quintale


Expert graduated in Law from the UNIFMU, graduated in Philosophy from the University of San Pablo and post-graduation in Conservation and works of art analysis Tec. Centre. Art Temple.


Expertise and Analysis of works of art with technologic aplication Specialist, wide experience with forensic expertise. Consultant in taxation and businesses of the art market. He also works as a University teacher of Law and History of Art.
Specialized investigator of Cannon Law.

Isabel Spitz A. Lavandier


Founder and Educator at the ChimicArte Educational Proyects Company.
PhD in chemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a Master’s Degree in chemistry by the PUC-Rio.


Develops investigations in the chemistry area with specialization in chemistry of the solid state/inorganic chemistry acting mainly on the following topics: organic synthesis, solid state reactions, material characterization. She also works in the studies of the chemistry intermideate education area applied to art. In addition, she is the founder and educator at the ChimicArt Educational Poyects Company that offers courses and training to the Childhood and Youth, classes at secondary school and also classes to a superior level specialized for professional restorers, conservationalists, experts, plastic artists, museologists among other professionals. In 2012 she recibed the “Marie Curie of Cientific Productions” award for her professional work called “Química y Arte, una articulación mostrada por medio de capas conceptuales” (“Chemistry and Art, an articulation showed through conceptual layers”).