ArtWork Expertise

Democratization of Artwork Expertise

International Conference


International Conference Artwork Expertise was the first international conference of artwork expertise of Latin America, was created by Givoa Art Consulting in 2016. The first edition was in 2016 in Buenos Aires, the second opportunity was the city from Rio de Janeiro in 2018.

The congress has the support of prestigious cultural institutions such as UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture of the Argentine Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Argentine Consulate in Rio de Janeiro. He also received the support of the Brazilian Institute of Museums – IBRAM among other cultural representations of Argentina and Brazil.

Both editions came directly to more than 600 people and had repercussions in the local and international press.

From this academic initiative, ICAE has become an event for the consolidation of the activity and a mandatory meeting for the sector to discuss and improve the process of art authentication and its entire area of influence.

ICAE participates through its professionals in the creation of content, press material and formulation of postgraduate courses such as the case of Rio de Janeiro and San Pablo, in Brazil.

November 4, 2023, will be the moment for the third ICAE congress in the city of São Paulo with emphasis on art law. We invite all interested parties to join this initiative and fight together for the reliable identification of works of art. This being the first step for the protection of the Cultural Heritage.

More news coming soon! 

Last edition: International speakers

Art Market and Insurance

New Technologies for Scientific Analysis

Interdisciplinary expert investigation

Public-Private coordination on heritage protection


Ma. Alejandra Leyba

Buenos Aires - Graduated and Specialist in Documentscopy by the University of Salamanca - Spain

National Public Calligrapher by the University of Buenos Aires – UBA

Graduated and Specialist in Documentscopy by the University of Salamanca Spain –
Honors in Calligraphic Expertise.

Expert in the adequacy of the calligraphic expert method applied to unconventional conditions in the context of works of art.

Judicial Expert of the Argentine Nation and of the Province of Buenos Aires. Private Technical Consultant.

Member of the Technical Advisory Commission of the College of Public Calligraphers of the City of Bs. As.

Technical Adviser of Givoa Consulting Argentina. University teacher.

Rustin Levenson

New York - Founder and Director of Art Care Conservation Company (NYC - MIAMI - LA)

Rustin Levenson graduated with a degree in Art History from Wellesley College and was trained in conservation at Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum.

She is co-author of Seeing Through Paintings, Yale University Press, and several chapters in The Expert versus the Object and The Conservation of Easel Paintings. In addition to her publications, Rustin lectures extensively to professional groups, at universities, and to public forums.

She worked on the conservation staff of the National Gallery of Canada and the Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening ArtCare, with studios in Miami, Florida, Los Angeles, California and New York, New York.  Her studio teams treat paintings from museums, private, and corporate collections.

She is a Fellow in both the American Institute for Conservation and the International Institute for Conservation.  In 2014 she was honored with a Residency at the American Academy in Rome.

Pilar Arrossagaray

Buenos Aires - Auxiliar de Seguridad del Dep. Protección del Patrimonio Cultural, dependiente de la Dir. Gral. de Coord. Int. -INTERPOL

For reasons of agenda, Commissioner Marcelo El Haibe will not be able to attend ICAE, Pilar Arrossaragay, Security and Defense Assistant in the TUTELA DE CULTURALES BIENES division will speak in his place.

He is currently finishing his Bachelor of Arts from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Buenos Aires. He has participated in various training courses on Illicit Traffic of Cultural Property and Protection of Cultural Heritage issued by national and international organizations such as the Ministry of Security of the Nation and the General Secretariat of INTERPOL.

Since 2014, he has worked as a Security and Defense Assistant in the TUTELA DE BIENES CULTURALES, Division, under the Department of PROTECTION OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE of the Argentine Federal Police – INTERPOL Buenos Aires. He is in charge of managing the national and international databases of stolen works of art and the authorization of files.

Márcia De Almeida Rizzutto

São Paulo - Professor at the University of São Paulo and Coordinator of the Nucleus of support for physical research.

PhD and graduated in Physics. She graduated in Physics applied to the study of the historical and cultural heritage from the University of Sassari, Italia (2008). She has been a professor of Nuclear Physics at the University of San Pablo since 2001.


Institute of Physics of the University of San Pablo (IF-USP)

Nuclear Physics Department

Professor at the Nuclear Physics Department of the University of San Pablo. She participates mainly in the Nuclear Physics applied areas with accelerators to the study and analysis of works of art and cutural heritage. She uses Physicist and Chemical methods for the study and characterization of the cultural goods of the archaeometric area.

Since 2002 she has been a coordinator of the team dedicated to supporting the Physics investigations applied to the study of the artistic and historical heritage NAP-FAEPAH of the University of San Pablo. She is a teacher in a Pos-graduation course at the Physics institute and in the course of museology units of the archaeology and technology museum, both courses are given at the University of San Pablo. She has done several works in Organizations of Symposia and extention courses in the area of archaeometry: a) Organizer of the 1st Latin American Symposia about physics and chemicals methods used in archaeology, art and in the conservation of the cultural heritage. (LASMAC 2007) São Paulo, SP, from june the 11th to june the 16th of 2007. B) Member of the organizing committee of the interdisciplinary thematic school “CARACTERIZAÇÃO E DATAÇÃO DE MATERIAIS DO PATRIMÔNIO CULTURAL” -CADAPAC, from October the 25th to October the 31st of 2009, SAO JOAO DEL REI. c) Organizer and Coordinator of the extention course “CARACTERIZAÇÃO DE BENS CULTURAIS – CABENS”, of the university extention programme PROEXT2009, which took place from October 3rd to october 14th of 2011 at the Physics Institute and at the Polytechnical School of the University of San Pablo, supported by MEC/SESu, MEC/Science Ministry/IPHAN/TEM.

Douglas Negrisolli

São Paulo - Artyouglobal CEO. Historian, PhD and Master of Education, Arts and Culture History

Historian, PhD and Master of Education, Arts and Culture History in Presbyterian Institute Mackenzie of São Paulo. Independent Curator of Visual Arts, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary production.

CEO at Artyouglobal, Currently conducts research related to regional brazilians Art Salons and Visual Arts market.

Beatriz Teixeira Monteiro

São Paulo - Vice-President of the Brazilian Association of Experts OPERB

Specialist in Criminology and Judicial Expertise Professor at OPERB. Forensic Expert for 20 years, acts as Judicial Expert in civil, criminal and labor matters in the areas of graphology, intellectual property and works of art, in the Courts of Justice of the State of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and other states.

Alexandre Cassar Magdalena

Brasilia - Auditor and prosecutor of the Federal Revenue (customs) - General coordination of the fight against smuggling

Study of Business Administration at the Cândido Mendes University, graduated in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Post-graduation in International Economics and Tax Administration from the Faculty of the Brazilian Academy of Education and Culture (Fabec)

Auditor-Prosecutor of the Federal Revenue Service (Customs), Head of the Division of Analysis and Management of Customs Risks.

Trained in Economics and Administration in the city of Rio de Janeiro, admission to the Federal Revenue Service (RFB) 15 years ago, working in the main airports of Manaus and Galeão, passing through all areas of the Customs; he currently works in the Central organ in Brasília, being Counselor with other Ministries and Entities, in National Councils to combat Piracy, Drug Policy and Border Connection, besides acting as lecturer and Professor both within RFB and in Courses for public competitions.

Special presentation - Solange Rocha

Rio de Janeiro - Graduate in History from the University of Santa Úrsula, specialized in Restoration and Conservation by UFRJ and in Security of collections by MAST, is a reference in the theme of preservation and security of cultural heritage.

Gustavo Martins de Almeida

Rio de Janeiro - Lawyer formed by the University PUC-RIO, Master in Law by the UGF. Copywriter Specialist.

Lawyer formed by the University PUC-RIO, Master in Law by the UGF, with experience in the civil and commercial area, conjugating this sector with that of copyright, entertainment and personalities of the arts.

Lawyer and advisor to the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro and Parque Lage, lawyer of the National Union of Book Publishers, Member of the Commissions of Authorship and Entertainment Law of the OAB-RJ and the IAB-RJ. Study contemporary solutions for issues of the world of the arts, with the adaptation of legal tools to the needs of the market.