Dr. Colette Loll is the Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights, a consultancy dedicated to art-fraud related prevention initiatives, exhibitions, lectures, training, and specialized investigations.
Dr. Colette Loll is the Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights, a consultancy dedicated to art-fraud related prevention initiatives, exhibitions, lectures, training, and specialized investigations. She has been involved in several independent projects in fine art forgery and art forensics including serving as a lead researcher in attribution and authentication investigations, conducting forensic investigations for private collectors on suspect artworks, participating in documentary film projects, and curating several exhibitions. Her more recent exhibitions, Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World and Treasures on Trial; The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes received acclaim and extensive coverage in local, national, and international media.
In addition to lecturing widely at universities, museums, and forensic institutions in the U.S. and Europe, she also has trained Federal agents in forgery investigations for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cultural Heritage Protection Program. Dr. Loll also works closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Art Crime Team to train international law enforcement teams on strategies to combat cultural racketeering. Dr. Loll serves as a thought leader, market consultant, and strategic advisor to several technology companies applying solutions to solve to the prolific problem of art fraud and illicit trafficking.
Dr. Loll holds a master’s degree in Decorative Art and Design History from George Washington University and a Doctorate in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University. Her current academic appointments include adjunct lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s MA in Museum Studies program, and adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Liberal Studies program.