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Our experts

Our experts have decades of experience on the international art market

Roeland Kollewijn MRICS
Old Masters and Nineteenth Century Paintings and Drawings, Chartered arts and antiques surveyor

Roeland Kollewijn was born in Arnhem, The Netherlands in 1956 and graduated in Art History from Nijmegen. He has written numerous publications on the subject. He has worked with international museums and galleries and managed the Old Master Paintings departments of leading auction houses for more than 10 years. He is an appointed expert for Old Master Paintings for the Chamber of Commerce of Munich - upper Bavaria (I.H.K.), and the CCIAAs of Milan and Varese. He is also a consultant to the Milan law courts.

Lorenzo Bruschi MRICS
Antique furniture, Nineteenth Century Art; Chartered arts and antiques surveyor

Born in Milan in 1967, Lorenzo Bruschi graduated in Architecture from Milan University. After gaining extensive experience dealing in antiques, he worked as an art expert for a major insurance company and auction house. He holds a qualification from the CCIAA of Milan and is also a consultant to the Milan law courts. He also acts as a general appraiser for leading art insurance companies.

Paul Nicholls MRICS
Italian Art of the 19th and early 20th Centuries; Chartered arts and antiques surveyor

Born in 1944 in Sale, England, where he graduated with a M.A. in Fine Arts at Cambridge, in 1967 he moved to Italy to run an art gallery in Milan. In 1976 he opened a Studio specialising in Italian and British art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He has written numerous essays on the artists of this period (the’Scapigliati’, the ‘Macchiaioli’ and the ’Divisionists’) in collaboration with several important publishers, including Allemandi, Mondadori and De Agostini. Certified by the Chamber of Commerce in Milan as valuer and appraiser, he has for over twenty-five years acted as consultant for the Ottocento for a major international auctioneer. He has also been consultant to the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Tortona, for whom he has curated an important collection of Divisionist paintings.

Franco Deboni
Twentienth Century Design and Decorative Art

Franco Deboni was born in Trieste in 1950 and graduated in Architecture from Venice University. In his career, he has worked for some of the country’s leading auction houses in the roles of both expert and manager. He has acted as chief consultant to various exhibitions both in Italy and the USA. He is author of the book "I vetri Venini” (“The Venini glass”) and other publications on 20th century decorative art. He also acts as consultant for numerous leading private and institutional collectors.

Maria Carla Manenti
Gems and jewels

Gemmologist who graduated from the Gemmological Institute of America (G.I.A.) and specialised at the Swiss Institute of Gemmology (S.S.E.F.), in Basel. Maria Carla has extensive supervision experience in the auction world and has published articles on and been curator of jewellery exhibitions in Italy and abroad. She is a sworn court expert and expert for the Chamber of Commerce. She is well connected with the leading international operators in her field.

Esteban Alejandro Cruz
Historic Buildings & Assessments; Architectural Monuments

Born in 1971, Esteban Cruz graduated in Architecture from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (California, USA), with post-graduate studies at the University Institute of Architecture Venice (IUAV). After gaining extensive experience for over 22 years dealing with historic and trophy real estate, historic preservation, project management and cultural heritage, he has and continues to collaborate with various firms and institutions in the fields of asset & wealth management, investment-side project management and art advisory. Esteban collaborates with Vasaris specifically with regards to Historic Building assessments for technical and insurance appraisals. He is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) also contributing through local and international boards and committees, as, for example, previously serving as Section Director for the AIA European Chapter and a member of the committee on Historic Preservation.

Reinhild Costa
Coordination, PR and Marketing

Born in 1967 in Jena, Germany. Master of Art History at the Free University of Berlin. Perennial activity at international companies, auction houses and agencies for public relations and marketing. Translation and editing, research and cataloguing, Marketing and Public Relations.