Experts

Experts

A unique feature of the CAfA Arbitration Rules and Mediation Rules is the Expert Pool consisting of carefully selected and renowned experts in the field of forensic science and provenance of art objects. These experts will have been vetted by a special committee of experts. If issues of material analysis or provenance arise in a CAfA arbitration or mediation, persons from the Expert Pool may be appointed as a neutral Tribunal Appointed Expert (Article 28(7), 29(1) CAfA Arbitration Rules and Article 4(7) CAfA Mediation Rules) and as a Technical Process Advisor (Article 29(7) CAfA Arbitration Rules). 

CAfA is accepting applications from candidate experts to be considered for admission to the CAfA Expert Pool. The application form for the CAfA Expert Pool can be filled out here
 after registration of an email address. All applications will be reviewed by the selection committee for experts on the basis of the following selection criteria:

 

CAfA Selection Criteria for Forensic Science/Material Analysis Experts:
1)    Qualified experts in the field of cultural heritage science, art conservation, materials analysis, chemistry, physics, and materials engineering
2)    Experienced in drafting material analysis reports for art museums, insurance companies, auction houses, etc.
3)    Experience with testifying as an expert witness in civil litigation

CAfA Selection Criteria for Provenance Experts:
1)    Qualified experts in the field of provenance research
2)    Experienced in drafting provenance reports for museums, insurance companies, auction houses, etc.
3)    Experience with testifying as an expert witness in civil litigation