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, in 2006. As a certified expert in classical archeology since 2007 (member of the French Union of Experts (UFE), specialist in sculptures) and as CEO of AGALMATA, she studied and authenticated unique items of high heritage value, unpublished, unattribuated orindeterminate works, in various fields of European Arts.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)). Between 2016 and 2019, she helped shaping deux private collections, and managed them as private curator. Diversity of missions for more than 20 years (archaeological excavations, inventories and scientific reports and diagnosis, deliverance of certificates of authenticity, management of catering operations, advice on the transaction and purchase negotiations, physico-chemical analyzes direction) often in collaboration with the best scientific specialists, the specific nature of artworks with the status of unicum (without market or museum referents), to which is added the variety of fields of art invested, leads Laure Chevalier to think about the methods of investigation and expertise of works of art, methods she has taught for 10 years at the University of Paris Sorbonne (L2, L3, master 2, doctoral seminars), and at the University Panthéon-Assas (DU: University diploma expertise in artwork and Master II: methodology of expertise & art market law).
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 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