Expertise is a complicated procedure, which takes a month in average and consists of several stages. During this time professional experts: art historians and technologists co-operate over an artwork.
Highly qualified specialists in arts from different Russian museums make an expertise of artworks. You will find the complete list of specialists on the Experts page.
Each expertise consists of two parts – stylistic and technical examination.
First, an artwork is examined from the point of view of the similarity with the basis of reference material. P.M Tretyakov Independent Art Research & Expertise (IARE) continuously collects reference materials from archives and museum funds to carry out such analysis.
On the stage of technical examination, an artwork is inspected with special laboratory equipment. P.M. Tretyakov Expertise owns a modern well-equipped laboratory.