After training in pictorial techniques at the Atelier des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (1985-1990), a master's degree in general history of European art (BA /MA - 1995), a doctorate in Classical archeology (2001), archaeologist and researcher acitivities at the French School of Athens (1992-2005) and university teaching (European art history, Greek archeology, History of Roman art and Taste of antiquity), and after training in methods of expertise in the art market (Drouot Formation, 2005), Laure Chevalier founded the firm AGALMATA Art advisory (2006). As CEO of AGALMATA, she studied and authenticated unique items of high heritage value, unpublished, unattribuated orindeterminate works, in various fields of European Arts. She did the inventory of private collections (one of them came from the succesion of the painter Charles Dufresne (1876 - 1938) was composed of more than 1200 works of art, paintings and antiques). Between 2016 and 2019, she helped shaping two private collections as art advisor.
The diversity of the missions carried out in collaboration with scientists, historians or highly specialized technicians, the specific nature of orphan art objects (uncharacterized, unattributed; unicum without market or museum referent), the volume of works and the diversity of the fields of collection invested for more than 15 years allow Laure Chevalier to coordinate ambitious research projects and to rehabilitate unpublished works of art of museum quality.
At the same time, Laure Chevalier has maintained a teaching and academic research activity (art history, traceability and expertise techniques for works of art).
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS 2019-2021 - NETCHER H2020, (European Commission, coordination CNRS France) 2018 - POLAR MERSI (ANR) coordination ENSP (France) 2007 - 2021 - French Union of Experts specialized in Antiquités and Works of art (UFE), certified member n°448 (France) 2003 - Centre d'archéologie générale (Anthropology of l'art) - at Sorbonne University 2002-2006 - CNU Section 21 - Qualified to the duties of Lecturer (Maître de conférences) in History, Civilisations, Archaeology and Arts in Ancient and Medieval Worlds
ACADEMIC REFERENCES (TEACHING & RESEARCH) Ephorie d'Edessa (Greece), Centre d'Études Chypriotes (Louvre museum - department of oriental antiquities -, Pr. Olivier Masson / Annie F. Caubet), University of Nanterre, university of Thessalonique (Greece, Pella museum), university of Nancy II, Drouot Formation, university of La Rochelle, Archaeological French School at Athens (Delos), University of Paris-Sorbonne, Centre d'archéologie générale, university of Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Institut National du Patrimoine (INP), École du Louvre