As of 1st May 2019 our head scientist Dr Kilian Anheuser has been certified according to norm ISO 17024 by the Swiss Chamber of Technical and Scientific Forensic Experts.

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Geneva Fine Art Analysis has had the privilege to contribute to the technological investigation of a pastel by Edgas Degas (1834 – 1917), Danseuses au repos (Resting dancers) displayed by the Fondation de l’Hermitage at Lausanne in their exhibition Pastels du XVIe au XXIe siècle.

Please click here to view the video of the investigation.


Kilian Anheuser has recently taught on a professional development course on Insect pests and insecticide problems for museum staff and other interested professionals.

The presentation, held on 8-9 March 2018 in Bad Kreuznach (Germany), covered insect identification and preventive measures within an integrated pest management strategy aiming to avoid the use of poison. Treatment options in case of an infestation were also discussed.

GFAA is pleased to offer to their clients competent advice on all aspects of preventive conservation.

On 6 February 2018 we had the pleasure to present our course Scientific analysis of works of art – why and how? in the magnificient rooms of the Musée d’histoire des sciences in Geneva.

This half-day course brought together a group of interested collectors and art market professionals (shipping and storage, exhibition and sales, insurance, conservation etc.).

For future dates of this and other courses please contact us.

For the course prospectus (in French) please click here.

For the detailed course programme (in French) please click here.

For the exhibition Pastels du XVIe au XXIe siècle by the Fondation de l’Hermitage at Lausanne we have taken images in infrared, ultraviolet and raking light of a pastel by Edgar Degas, one of the masterpieces on display.

We wish every success to the exhibition which will be held at the Fondation de l’Hermitage from 2 February until 21 May 2018.

Please click here for the website of the Fondation de l’Hermitage.



Are you in Geneva on the evening of Friday 8 December 2017? At 7.30 pm Kilian Anheuser is giving a charity talk at Holy Trinity Church, rue du Mont-Blanc 14B: “A scientist’s look at paintings (and how to spot the fakes)”

Free admission, retiring collection for the Organ fund. All are welcome.

Please click here for the event poster and here for the Holy Trinity Church website.

It is with pleasure that we examined and analysed objects from the collection of the Geneva Museum for the History of Science (MHS) with our mobile X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. The museum was interested in the composition of the alloys.

In the Geneva Museum of Ethnography (MEG) collections blog on 6 September 2017 Dr Kilian Anheuser writes about the protection of the museum collections against insect pests.

Please click her for the article (in French).

To read the blog on the MEG website (in French) please click here.

“Forensische Kunsttechnologie” (“Forensic art technology”), an article by our head scientist Dr Kilian Anheuser on scientific techniques for the identification of art forgeries, published in the German conservation periodical Restauro in April 2017 (issue no. 3/2017).

Please click here for the article.